Les Jardins Agapanthe; a delightful garden in northern France

Photo of Les Jardins Agapanthe in North West

Visit Les Jardins Agapanthe

The Jardins Agapanthe are in Grigneuseville in the Upper Normandy region of France.

Visit the Jardins Agapanthe

The Jardins Agapanthe have been voted 'favourite garden in the Haut-Normandie region' (Jardin Prééféré des Francais 2013) and with good reason.

The garden has been developed over the last twenty years by Alexandre Thomas, a landscape gardener. The garden is in two parts, the original and oldest part is Alexandre's parents garden and across the road Alexandre has more recently bought his own house and garden and since 2010 this garden too is part of the garden visit.

Jardins Agapanthe

The gardens have been devoloped using primary the cooler colours of the spectrum with a tapestry of verdant greens only possible in the northern, wetter parts of France. These are punctuated with white and blue flowers with masses of hydrangeas, wisteria and, of course, the wonderful agapanthus.

In the older part of the garden there is a huge tunnel covered in wisteria. If you are lucky enough to see this in flower looks, and smells, fabulous. Structure is given to this garden with topiaries of box, pinus and yew and bamboos and Trachycarpus add dramatic elements.

In the newer garden conifers add height and structure and rhodedendroms add colour. Drama is added with the tall flower spikes of acanthus and eremurus. Roses, clematis, hellebores and hydrangeas all add flowers to the garden and this garden has a lighter more flowery dimension and provides a superb contrast and addition.

You are sure to find lots of inspiration for your own garden whilst exploring the Jardins Agapanthe and it is possible to buy plants during your visit.

Les Jardins Agapanthe garden visit

The gardens are open from May to September every day except Wednesday, 14.00-19.00. In April and October the gardens are open weekends 14.00-18.00.

Garden visits cost 10 euros for adults and 5 euros for 6-15 year olds. Under 6s are free.

Address: Les Jardins Agapanthe, 1, impasse Agapanthe, 76850 Grigneuseville, Haute-Normandie - France

Gardens to visit nearby

The lovely Jardin Plume gardens and the Jardins de Bellevue are both nearby making this a good part of France to visit for garden lovers. Not too far away is Monet's Garden at Giverny. Before my visit I half expected to be disappointed assuming it was 'over-hyped' but it really is fabulous. The colours and combinations at the front of the house are superb and the ponds are everything you could hope.

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

See also:

Map of Les Jardins Agapanthe and places to visit

Places to visit near Les Jardins Agapanthe

Jardins de Bellevue

Jardins de Bellevue

The Jardins de Bellevue offer a range of planting for year long interest and has the national collection of hellebores and meconopsis.

Jardins de Bellevue guide

Le Clos du Coudray

Le Clos du Coudray

Sadly this garden has now closed to visitors.

Le Clos du Coudray guide

Potager Arc en Ciel de Bosmelet

Potager Arc en Ciel de Bosmelet

The Potager Arc en Ciel de Bosmelet is a beautiful vegetable garden arranged in the colours of the rainbow.

Potager Arc en Ciel de Bosmelet guide

Le Jardin Plume

Le Jardin Plume

Le Jardin Plume is a superb modern version of a knot garden with exuberant planting filling the box-edged squares.

Le Jardin Plume guide

Jardins d'Angelique

Jardins d'Angelique

The Jardin's d'Angelique surround a beautiful manor house and the front and back garden offer two different styles, both of which are charming.

Jardins d'Angelique guide

Le Parc du Bois des Moutiers

Le Parc du Bois des Moutiers

Le Parc du Bois de Moutiers has a house designed by Edwin Lutyens and a garden co-designed by Gertrude Jekyll. What more could you ask?

Le Parc du Bois des Moutiers guide

Monets Garden at Giverny

Monets Garden at Giverny

Monet's garden at Giverny is every bit as beautiful as you expect it is going to be. Don't miss it!

Monets Garden at Giverny guide

Les Jardins d'Etretat

Les Jardins d'Etretat

Les Jardins d'Etretat were inspired by the owner's friendship with Claude Monet.

Les Jardins d'Etretat guide

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