Les Jardins de Sardy is a garden in Velines near Santa Foy de la Grande in the Dordogne department of south west France. The gardens are classified as one of France's "Remarkable Gardens".
Visit the Jardins de Sardy
One of my favourite gardens in the Dordogne area, this garden merges a fantastic formal pond very much in an Italian style with cylindrical cypress trees dotted around.
You first enter the garden onto a gravel courtyard surrounded by stone buildings in a typical Dordogne style. Various plants in barrels decorate the courtyard as does a large container of lotus flowers.
A path leads past a sloping garden down to a flat area with a huge formal pond.
The spectacular pond is the highlight of the garden. It sits at the bottom of a steep slope planted beautifully and offering a great backdrop.
The pond is a large rectacular pond planted with water lilies and from the far end you can look over the pond at the wonderful planting surrounding the pond and up to the beautiful stone house sat above.
Water jets create arcs of water that cross over to the other side of the pond and add to the spectacular beauty of the pond.
A wide range of plants can be seen in the Jardins de Sardy and planting merges a Mediterranean and English feel.
Take a cup of tea on the terrace of the lovely farmhouse when you have finished your visit. You can even buy a bottle of wine from the Sardy vineyards.
Les Jardins de Sardy Garden Guide
The garden is open:
May, June and September every day from 14.00-18.00
July and August every day from 10.00-18.00
Address: Les jardins de Sardy, route de Sardy,