Fourteen out of sixty-eight trellising lines need to be replanted in the Grand Carré of Potager du Roi. Urgent action is needed to restore this outstanding garden, and we need your support. Whether you are a business or an individual, you can make a difference by becoming a donor of Potager du Roi.
Potager du Roi, the historic site of École nationale supérieure de paysage (national school of landscape architecture), is a major element of the royal domain of Versailles.
Built between 1678 and 1683, at the request of Louis XIV, it constitutes an archetype of the French kitchen garden during the Baroque period.
Both a remarkable heritage site and a multi-faceted living garden, its original missions continue to be applied: to produce, experiment and transmit.
Restored and refurbished for the first time in the 1780’s and a second time during the 1880’s, Potager du Roi is today the subject of the first complete and unprecedented restoration project for over 100 years.
The immense scale of the project and the work to be accomplished needs your support.
Whatever the amount of your donation, become a patron of Potager du Roi and participate in a major project: the replanting of the Grand Carré through the conservation and renewal of the historical metal trellising structures for the espalier trees and the new plantings of the corresponding fruit trees.
Fourteen trellising lines need to be replanted in the Grand Carré. To pursue efforts engaged in 2020, École nationale supérieure de paysage is counting on the generosity of you all to raise € 60,000 before 31st of March 2022. Three lines have already been restored thanks to the first fundraising campaign and 400 donors have engaged for its success. You can join them now by donating for Potager du Roi !
The 2021 restoration works
2nd edition of mon potager, c'est le Potager du Roi fundraising campaign