Some of the most beautiful gardens in France
Passion has created magnificent gardens from the incredible countryside here . They are a delight for the eyes – and for the nose! But equally, they are the kitchen gardens that supply the ingredients for our cuisine.
Without a doubt, visiting the gardens will be one of the highlights of your stay.
Nowhere else in France or, indeed, in Europe offers so many exceptional gardens for you to visit. They are the fruits of the constant and intensive labor of men and women who truly love nature and never cease in their efforts to tame the land.
These extraordinary gardens, which in their turn are part of even more remarkable landscape, are right there in the villages around Dieppe, and this instantly recognizable countryside is what makes the region absolutely unique! The proximity of the sea, the nature of the soil, the sunlight and the cool climate play a major role here and – from May to September – the gardens abound and present themselves in all their flamboyance, magnanimity and opulence. These special places bid welcome to visitors from all around the world, including learned scholars, experienced gardeners and enthusiastic fans of this captivating realm.
Framed all along one side by chalk cliffs, Normandy is really just one immense garden, with the jewels of this surprising region’s natural heritage including magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas, andromeda shrubs, camellias, viburnum, clematises, roses, irises, cistus, astilbes, hydrangeas, peonies, bluebells, yarrow, foxgloves, and so many other rare flowers and plants.
Each of the individual gardens – which are in private hands and whose owners throw them open to visitors during the warmer months of the year – is a marvel in itself, evoking significant aesthetic and sensory emotion. In these nourishing and flowering gardens, taste and vision are intertwined, combining deliciousness and beauty as is reflected in our way of life every single day of the year.