The Romance of Botany: Romance and botany: two words rarely found in the same sentence, but there was once a time when the science of botany was so risqué that it was censored for women. Gardens and greenhouses became the enlightened woman's secret haven of discovery and temptation. Messy Nessy Chic, an online magazine about nostalgic stories and surprising urban discoveries looks at how Alessandro Michele is bringing back the romance of botany in the Gucci Garden capsule collection.
It was partially destroyed by a great fire March 13, 1932, just after the baron Robert Lejeune, then owner of the castle, had been installing new central heating. The castle now remains in ruins. Only the chapel behind the castle was spared and still in reasonable condition.