The Landscape Guide

Castle gardens

There are:

  • documentary records of gardens in medieval castles
  • spaces within castle walls which must have been garden sites
  • no medieval drawings or plans of castle gardens
  • a few renaissance drawings of gardens made within castle walls

The best hope of discovering more about castle gardens is pollen analysis.

See diagram for Castle Garden with links to examples in France (because France played a major role in the development of north European castles).

The gardens have gone by the Castle of Saumur still looks much as it did in the Tres Riches Heures