Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard, France
The kitchen garden at Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard is completely walled, like most 17th-century castle kitchen gardens, but it's one of the few to have actually survived fully intact. A masterpiece of a flowering kitchen garden, it covers two hectares and houses a whole host of rare and forgotten flowers, fruit and vegetables in a series of beautiful - and often-renewed –compositions. The restoration of the garden in 1984 was made possible by the discovery of its original plans in the chateau's archives. Classified as a historic monument in 1993, and recognised as a Jardin Remarquable in 2005, this outstanding garden is a choice destination for garden lovers from all over the world, as well as a source of constant inspiration for many gardeners.