For my curvy entry this week I am taking you to the formal gardens at the Château de Villandry in France's Loire valley. Formal gardens generally, for me anyway, conjure up visions of straight lines, but in Villandry you can see that they can also contain plenty of curves too.
Everywhere you can see individual features like this curvy piece of topiary.
There are small curvy features everywhere - this is from the side of a rosy bower, itself curvy.
They serve to soften what could otherwise be fairly severe lines.
Below lavender emphasises the curvy shapes within the straight outer hedges. It was mid-June but the lavender was only just coming into flower.
Villandry does have its own official site but if I'm perfectly honest, it's not anything like the standard I would expect to represent a World heritage site. France for the most part really hasn't yet caught up with the internet.
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