Gardens in the Dordogne

Garden lovers can enjoy their stay here. They are very worthwhile. Gorgeous gardens with castles, built by architects including garden of Versailles. Gardens have been restored to their former glory, but also more and more individuals make their gardens open to tourists. Of special construction, natural garden to get an impression of what is possible on the often scarce land against the hills. Especially in rural areas makes it much work of flower pots around the house, or a glimpse of a garden city or village.

The luxury the gardener in the Netherlands is large and extensive garden centers unknown in the Dordogne yet. Yet also play a growing trend and discovers a market opportunity. Please note that many plants will not survive the Dutch winters but also as homeowner in the Dordogne, you must take into account cold winters. Often the frost is stricter than in the Netherlands. Certain species will therefore, in the Netherlands and in the Dordogne within must overwinter.

Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac – Salignac

The gardens of Eyrignac be seen as one of the most beautiful gardens in France. Laid out in the 18th century. In the 19th century turned into an English garden according to the fashion of the time. The father of the owner 40 years ago the garden to its original 18th-century style repaired. Beautiful boxwood hedges in all shapes and cuts in graceful lines constructed .. The new rose garden creates a poetic lightness in the whole of the garden. Basically the whole year. Good to walk, also for disabled. zie eigen site

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac – Vézac

From the château de Marqueyssac you can visit the gardens. Every hour of the day you except the shrub formations and wild plants vegetation another image data, especially because of the sunlight. The castles of Castelnaud, Beynac, Fayrac and Lacoste views of La Roque-Gageac and the valley of the Dordogne. A must is the walk “Aux Chandelles” (only in the summer months on Thursday), thousands of candles that illuminate the garden. Very busy but very special. The terrain is not always suitable for people who have difficulty walking. zie eigen site

Les Jardins d’Eau – Carsac

On a property of 3 hectares. at the foot of the Dordogne is this unique water garden. A moment to relax. The scents of the flowers. The many special water flowers. And of course all other water loving plants. And then the rest of the fish that swim around radiate. open from May T.M. October. zie eigen site

Les Jardins de l’Imaginaire – Terrasson

Located in Terrasson, one of the flowers cities in France. Designed by the architect K. Gustafson walk in an imaginary world. Between roses, water features, fountains, scented plants, the dark forest, unexpected jokes etc.. etc.. You can indulge your garden and many ideas. A marriage between the existing architecture, water, plants and the environment. Guided tour. Eglish translation available. zie eigen site

Les Jardins de Cadiot – Carlux

On 2 hectares. Here are 10 different types of gardens to admire. Pots, orchard, peonies, the labyrinth, the rose garden, the poetry garden, English garden, natural garden and patio gardens. In addition, many art exhibit. I.a. of Afric’Art, based on fair trade. Open from May to late October.