The Moat – The fountains

Interested in turning on the water fountains?
Well, at 11 hrs every weekday and at 14hrs on Sunday and public holidays, a couple or a family are invited to turn on the water jets.
The Koi Moat is found on the north side of the chateau.  It used to be much bigger but now only occupies the right side of the bridge with the Secret Garden replacing the left side. The Koi Moat has a collection of Koi and gold fish.
The 2 new fountain jets were installed in April 2018 for various reasons : 
Firstly, it creates a dramatic water display, by creating two columns of water 10 meters high which displaces 76,000 liters of water per hour. This in turn, creates movement and oxygen in the water for the koi fish and keeping the water fresh.
Secondly, the Koi Moat also supplies all of the chateau gardens with large quantities of fresh water. This was achieved In 2018 by diverting all the rain water that falls on the chateau roof and outbuildings to the Koi Moat. This is part of an ongoing programme to make the chateau gardens ‘eco friendly’.
Les deux fontaines sur les douves du Château de Vullierens.

Jillian Conrad