The original gardens of Château Gaillard were among the first Renaissance gardens in France. King Charles VIII broughtDom Pacello da Mercogliano from Italy to Amboise in 1496 to design and implement them. By 1500 Dom Pacello was recognized as the most prestigious landscape designer in Europe. Today, the gardens are being meticulously recreated by the new owner of the estate. My photo shows only a part of that work.