The World's Most Incredible Edible Gardens

Potager du Roi

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Louis XIV also took the move to Versailles as a chance to expand his household's kitchen garden, making the massive, nine-hectare Potager du Roi one of the first and most famous potagers in Europe.

Jean Baptiste La Quintinie was appointed to develop and maintain the garden, which took five years to build and included underground ducts for proper drainage. The end result: A garden that produced everything from squash, tomatoes, pears, and herbs, to out of season goods like asparagus in December and strawberries in January.

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