In keeping with traditional French orangeries, our new Orangery features custom-made Versailles planters showcasing seasonal color, exotic tropicals and Italian cypresses. Five different types of citrus trees are featured along the Orangery terrace, which will be moved into the Orangery once temperatures drop.
A building similar to a greenhouse or conservatory found in the grounds of fashionable European residences from the 17th to the 19th centuries, the orangery was used as a place to overwinter citrus trees. The earliest orangery was built in Padua, Italy in 1545. The Orangerie at the Palace of the Louvre built in 1617 inspired many imitations throughout Europe and was the inspiration for the orangery in Versailles which housed Louis XIV’s 3,000 orange trees.