Each year in the area of the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire, thirty artists and landscapers from around the world create contemporary gardens on a specific theme. All landscape installations evolve during the 6 months of their exhibition, the rule of the game that the beauty of the garden reaches its peak in autumn. But June is the month of gardens, a visit before the summer is ideal for who wants to enjoy the blooms to the maximum.
Through the trails of the park, the visitor walks in a kind of open-air contemporary art museum. A guided tour is possible for those who want to better understand the meaning of the work in progress. The gardens of Chaumont can, during a part of the summer, be visited at night by the light of electroluminescent diodes, revealing by their colors, their lights and their reflections, unpublished aspects, strange and mysterious atmospheres. Also worthy of note is the presence of 20 exhibitions and installations of contemporary art, sculptures and photographs in the Castle and the Park on the theme of nature.