The Gardens of New Bordeaux

In Décret 2985, Eleanor the Thirtieth decreed that a large garden would be created for the enjoyment of the populace of New Bordeaux and thus began the creation of the Gardens of New Bordeaux.

In the décret, Eleanor specified that 450 squares of crown lands would be set aside for the creation of the gardens in previously undeveloped areas in the surrounds of New Bordeaux to the north west. Eleanor’s goal, revealed in letters to her aunt Beatrix d’Bordeaux, was to create the world’s largest complex of gardens featuring styles and plants from around the world.

The gardens also featured what Eleanor termed a “natural” section that would mimic various natural ecosystems from around the world and feature plants from many different parts of the world.