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FLORA AND FAUNA

wonders of nature

Beauty, the quest for excellence and respect for the wonders of nature are the bedrock of every project the Rothschild family undertakes.

You can see their love of nature in the way the gardens are lovingly tended, the way new species are created, the way wildlife is preserved and the way the hunting estates are managed. This philosophy has also been extended to the way the land in the Domaine des Trente Arpents and the Pépinières de l’Ambre is managed.

PRUNING

One of the tasks at the Pépinières de l’Ambre. It’s work that is physically difficult. You also need to be agile in order to master the climbing techniques and to handle tools 30 metres off the ground for pruning trees as they grow.

CREATIVE NURSERIES

Creating, shaping, producing and nurturing... so many words to describe a single vocation. That is the vocation of the Pépinières de l’Ambre nurseries - to convert green areas and exceptional domaines into something truly special.

The choice of the land itself was only made following thorough research. We needed to find ground that had all the specific properties needed to allow fragile species to be transplanted and to flourish.

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years to develop
the red rose Noemie

UNTAMED WOODS AND FORESTS

Mountain sheep, wild boar, roe deer, fallow deer, red deer, even bison... you can see nature conservancy at work in the way both flora and fauna are managed. In the Mandegris wood, in the Dieulamant park, all around the Trente Arpents, the wildlife has to be managed, protected and propagated.

That is down to the gamekeeper’s knowledge. He knows each of the animals in his forest. He, and he alone, can authorise a hunt or, if necessary, say whether new species need to be introduced into the forest.

Gardens and gardening simply have to include this commitment to the environment that Benjamin and I infuse into all our activities.


Ariane de Rothschild.

THE ROYAL BEES

Bees have become the monarchs of the Domaine des Trente Arpents... In 2014, the Compagnie Fermière installed its first beehives to encourage the natural pollination of the various farmlands.

The honey is collected twice a year, and has floral or woody notes, differing from year to year, depending on the plants around them. With the Rothschild family’s characteristic boldness, beehives were installed at each of the sites that are symbolic for the family: in France, in the heart of Paris and in the Bordeaux region; abroad, in Switzerland and Israel.

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The Domaine Terrines

Created by two-star chef, Julien Gatillon, the recipes vary according to the hunting season. Wild boar, venison, pheasant are enhanced with truffles, foie gras or hazelnuts.

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Veal

carefully raised at its mother’s udder for meat of unparalleled tenderness and flavour, that you will find on the menu at Mont d’Arbois.

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The ornamental shrubs

Appreciated for their long life and easy maintenance. Rich soil and a good position are enough for them to flourish and reach their full height in 5 to 15 years.

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The Domaine Terrines

Created by two-star chef, Julien Gatillon, the recipes vary according to the hunting season. Wild boar, venison, pheasant are enhanced with truffles, foie gras or hazelnuts.

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Veal

carefully raised at its mother’s udder for meat of unparalleled tenderness and flavour, that you will find on the menu at Mont d’Arbois.

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The ornamental shrubs

Appreciated for their long life and easy maintenance. Rich soil and a good position are enough for them to flourish and reach their full height in 5 to 15 years.