The French-American Cultural Foundation will be leading a fundraising program to support restoration of the Queen’s Grove at Versailles. From the F-ACF website:
The Queen’s Grove at the Palace of Versailles is an ornamental garden that was designed for Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1776. The plot was created as a flower garden with predominantly North American varieties that were new to France at the time.
The Queen’s Grove was designed for Marie-Antoinette to have a secluded place to walk, away from Palace visitors. The landscaping reflected the tastes at that time for gardens, combining French and English styles. The design was a simple, elegant layout that featured the Virginia tulip tree, white fringe tree and Carolina silverbell.
Learn how you can support this effort to restore a beautiful piece of French-American history.