Visit Le Jardin de Marie
The Jardin de Marie is in Neuilly en Sancerre in the Centre region of France. It is close to the Sancerre vineyards.
Visit the Jardin de Marie
The Jardin de Marie covers 2 hectares and has grown up around an ancient farm. Surrounding the garden are gently sloping fields of the Berrichone countryside.
The garden contains a mass of flowers. Starting in April you are greeted by the masses of spring bulbs and the wonderful scents of the various viburnums in the garden. In May the peonies reach their stride followed by June and the flowering of a collection of more than 500 roses.
The collection includes, ancient roses, English roses and botanic roses and the scent and sight in June is wonderful. Over the summer the garden's potager springs into production and late summer brings a glorious display of dahlias.
The garden is structured around a number of distinct areas including an arbour, a garden house and a pond. These all offer seating allowing you to linger and enjoy the perfume and colours of the garden.
The garden is also a member of the bird protection league and is gardened without the use of chemical products.
The Jardin de Marie was selected as the favourite garden in the Centre region of France in 2013 in a competion organised by the France 2 tv channel. (Le Jardin Préféré des Francais 2013).
Le Jardin de Marie Garden Guide
The garden is open 31st May, 1st June and 2nd June for the "Rendez Vous au Jardin" initiative across France.
Also 15 and 16 September as part of the Jours du Patrimoine.
The garden is also open to groups by appointment.
The garden is in the Cher department north-east of Bourges.
Address: Le Jardin de Marie, 18250 Neuilly en Sancerre
Telephone : (+33) 671 622 660
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