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Visit of the garden village of Chédigny

Visit of the garden village of Chédigny

Here is a garden for the least unusual, free, open all the time and to all, and whose doors could not even close if we wanted for the simple reason that this garden blossoms on the scale of a village! The first and only village in France to bear the "Remarkable Garden" label, Chédigny now has more roses than inhabitants. And if we reproduce the exercise by counting the perennials, then the addition is enough to make the Mayor dizzy, yet at the origin of this amazing initiative. Flowers are everywhere. The creeper roses are attacking the façades, the perennials and shrubs have colonized the site of the old sidewalks, which were removed by municipal decree after the burial of the networks. The greening of public spaces has made it possible to rethink the place of the car and traffic in the village ... and with it that of the inhabitants who have relearned how to occupy public space ... and to beautify it! Indeed, this astonishing flowering is indeed the result of a citizen action, initiated by the town hall and supported by the inhabitants through numerous associations. Inevitably, such a change, it is not nature that decrees it, but rather the men who initiated here a true citizen adventure by giving themselves the pretext of the plant. Today, the village offers many floral walks and a festival, the locals garden together and the children play serenely in the streets. An initiative as beneficial as it is beautiful, which we can only hope will bring flowers and fruit very widely around it!

Chédigny - The garden village


Christophe GAYE - LIVE IMAGE The village center, classified as a "meeting area", gives priority to pedestrians and thus allows residents and children to re-enter public space. Without this type of initiative, we could have thought of this kind of scene forever locked in the black and white clichés of the beginning of the century‚Ķ

Chédigny - The garden village


Daniel GENDRE Ah yes, a word about the magic of water which not only grows plants, also knows how to multiply them by offering them its surface as a mirror!

Chédigny - The garden village


Daniel GENDRE In Chédigny, the flowering of the streets now echoes that of the private gardens, creating real continuity.

Chédigny - The garden village


Bertrand CARDON Such a density of flowers irresistibly makes you want to slow down and take the time necessary for contemplation.

Chédigny - The garden village


Marlène MICHEL A rose festival brings together some 15,000 visitors each year. In 2015, it will take place from Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31.

Chédigny - The garden village


Marlène MICHEL The presence of roses does not only affect the aesthetics of the place, it also improves the quality. Who would refuse a refreshing stop in the shade of this arbor of roses?

Chédigny - The garden village


Marlène MICHEL When flowers and stone respectively highlight the beauty of the other ...

Chédigny - The garden village


Marie-Paule GUILBAUD When summer comes, this concrete palisade is forgotten behind the flowering of the plants which are leaving to attack it. This is also the advantage of revegetation.

Chédigny - The garden village


Daniel GENDRE How good it is to grow up in a village that offers such a quality of life ...