Béatrice de Andia, French preservationist and author, will give a lecture entitled “Gardens of the Loire Valley Castles,” Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Walker Room of the Dean Rusk Center. A reception will follow.
At the dawn of the 15th century, the Loire Valley was already known as the “Orchard of France.” This unique valley is an architectural, historical, artistic and botanical melting point. Today, these beautiful gardens still attract amateurs and professionals from all over the world. De Andia will draw upon her extensive experience with the region to provide both historical and cultural context to the Gardens of the Loire Valley.