Gardens to visit in North West France

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Gardens of North West France

The North West of France is wonderful gardening country with a fairly high rainfall and temperatures that tend not to get as scorching as the South. Some of France's best gardens are in this region.

Don' t miss Les Jardins de Kerdalo, Le Clos du Coudray, La Petite Rochelle, Les Jardins de Castillon or one of my personal favourites - Le Jardin Plume which mixes formal box edging with a fabulous mix of grasses and colourful perennials within the box shapes.

For enthusiasts of Japanese gardens there is also the wonderful Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

Regions of North West France

Brittany (Cotes d'Armor 22, Finistere 29, Ille et Vilaine 35, Morbihan 56), Lower Normandy (Calvados 14, Manche 50, Orne 61), Pays de la Loire (Loire Atlantique 44, Maine et Loire 49, Mayenne 53, Sarthe 72, Vendee 85), Poitou-Charentes (Charente 16, Charente Maritime 17, Deux Sevres 79, Vienne 86), Upper Normandy (Eure 27, Seine Maritime 76)

Gardens open to public in North West France

Calvados (14)

Gardens of the Chateau de Vendeuvre

Les Jardins de Castillon

Charente Maritime (17)

Jardin des Plantes at La Rochelle

Town Hall Garden at Marens

Cotes-d-Armor (22)

Les jardins de Kerdalo

Eure (27)

Monet's Garden at Giverny

Finistere (29)

Jardin Exotique de Roscoff

Ille et Vilaine (35)

Jardins du Montmarin

Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne

Loire Atlantique (44)

Ille de Versailles Garden

Maine et Loire (49)

Le Parc Oriental de Maulevrier

Parc Maupassant de Bois Savary

Mayenne (53)

Le Jardin de la Pellerine

Orne (61)

La Petite Rochelle

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Sarthe (72)

Gardens of the Chateau du Lude

Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux

Seine Maritime (76)

I love this department. The Jardins de Bellevue, The Clos du Coudray, The Jardin Plume, The Jardins d'Angelique  and the Potager "Arc en Ciel" de Bosmelet are all within a few kilometers of each other - gardening heaven!

Jardins d'Angelique

Jardins de Bellevue

Le Clos du Coudray

Le Jardin Plume

Le Parc du Bois des Moutiers

Rainbow Vegetable Garden of Bosmelet (Potager Arc en Ciel de Bosmelet)