The Jardin d'Atmoshere du Petit Bordeaux is in Saint Biez en Belin near Le Mans.
Vist the Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux
This delightful garden was voted the "Prefered garden of the French" in the Pays-de-Loire region in 2014 by viewers of the France2 television channel.
It was also the Winner of the "Best Park in France 2007 prize".
This garden which covers 1.5 hectares was started in 1987 and is a wonderful mature garden.
Full of trees underplanted with hydrangeas, day lillies, hostas, ancient roses, acers and dogwoods amongst lots lots more. The garden is focused around a beautiful rather périgordien looking house. Every season has its own interest and two large ponds provide focal points in the garden.
The garden was designed and planted exclusively by a husband and wife team just showing what you can achieve even without a team of gardeners if you are prepared to work hard at your garden.
There are more than 4000 different plants including collections of Acers, Hydrangeas, Cornus (including the beautiful Cornus kousa 'Salomi', roses and grasses.
The garden was also awarded the 'Jardin Remarquable' label in 2007 by the French Minister of Culture. It also won the Prix Bonpland in 2002.
Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux Garden Guide:
The garden is open fromearly April until mid November from 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h to 19h and Sundays from 10.00-19.00. Iit is closed Tuesdays in September, October and November. Entrance to the garden costs 7.50 euros for adults, 3 euros for 12-18 years and 2 euros for 5-12 year olds.
There are a lot of unusual plants in the garden, fortunately there is a nursery at the garden where you can find many of the plants growing in the garden, including a large range of hostas.
This garden is situated fairly close to Le Mans, between Le Mans and Tours to the South West of Paris in the department of Sarthe in Pays de la Loire.
Address: Jardin d'Atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux, Michel and Sylvie Berrou, 72220 Saint-Biez-en-Belin
Tel: 02 43 42 15 30