is always on the Winter Bucket List,
and it is by far the prettiest place we visit at Christmastime.
The Parterre Garden
Thousands of "floating" cranberries and apples,
gilded walnuts and plant material create this intricate pattern in the French Parterre Garden.
Parterre Gardens originated in Italy during the 15th century
and were perfected in the 17th century in France.
It is hard to believe that all these apples, cranberries and walnuts
are floating above the floor.
The wreaths on the far wall are made from the same materials!