Visit Garden of the cloitre de l'eglise Notre Dame
The garden of the Cloitre de l'Eglise de Notre Dame can be found in the centre of Marmande in the Lot et Garonne department in the South West of France. The garden was awarded with the "Jardin Remarquable" classification in 2007.
Explore the garden of the cloitre de l'eglise Notre Dame
On the South side of the church of Notre Dame in Marmande is a beautiful cloister.
Decorating the cloister is a lovely formal garden with partererres and topiaries in box and yew. The patterned parterres are filled with different plants adding texture and some colour to the gardens. The garden is very restful and well worth a visit during a shopping trip to Marmande.
The cloister gardens were created in the cloister in the 1950s. The design was inspired by the cloister gardens of the Chateau de Langeais in the Loire Valley. The design includes lime trees, hornbeam trees, tulip trees and box hedgeing trimmed into symmetrical shapes and the spaces inside the topiary shapes are filled with displays of annual flowers that are changed twice each year.
There is also a formal pond, a statue and a number of stone benches.
Eglise de Notre Dame Cloister garden guide
The Jardin du cloitre de l'eglise Notre-Dame is open every day. From 2 November to 14 April 8h-18h and from 15 April to 1 November 7h-20h. The garden is free to visit and is a lovely restful spot in the centre of Marmande.
The cloister garden is situated in Marmande in the Lot et Garonne.
Address: Jardin du cloitre de l'eglise Notre-Dame, Parvis Jean XXIII, 47200 Marmande
Gardens to Visit Nearby
Also in Marmande is the Jardins de Beauchamp, a lovely garden attached to the Jardinerie Jay - which is an excellent garden centre if you are looking to buy some plants. The Jardins de Beauchamp has also been awarded the "Jardin Remarquable" label.
Near to Duras is a lovely English-style garden filled with roses called the Jardin de Boissonna. It is another 'remarkable garden' and after visiting the garden you can relax with a homemade cream trea complete with scones and jam - very English!
You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.