I was looking through some old photos and was delighted to find some of the gardens at Villandry taken some 20 or more years ago. I was especially pleased to find one taken at exactly the same spot as one taken in June of this year. The gardens haven't changed so very much in that tie, but the trees and hedges have filled out and thickened (haven't we all!) and you can see that the creepers covering the walls have spread considerably.
Finally a postcard from the same time which shows the extent of the gardens. Several people remarked in my last post that they hadn't realised how large they were.