Visit Les Jardins de Roquelin
The gardens of Roquelin are situated close to the Loire Valley, an excellent part of France for anyone with a keen interest in gardens. The garden is in Meung sur Loire in the Loiret department south-west of Orleans. The garden is classified as one of France's "Remakable gardens".
Visit the Jardins de Roquelin
Specialising in Roses the garden is a mix of banks of roses underplanted with a wide range of perennials including geraniums, euphorbias, delphiniums and irises. The many climbing and scrambling roses in the garden are supported on impressive rustic wooden structures.
The garden is a riot of colour and scent and a real treat to wander round. It has the feel of an English country garden with its informal structure and choice of herbaceaous and perennial plants mixed with plenty of roses.
As well as the rose garden there is a potager (kitchen garden), pond and many pergolas offer areas of shade in the garden.
As well as the love and attention given to the main garden enjoy the small touches that reveal the artistic eye that has created the garden, for example the galvanised tub filled with water and flower heads.
Once you have ambled round the gardens you can visit the garden centre which has an excellent selection of roses and perennials for sale. Many of the plants growing in the garden are available for sale in the garden centre. There is also a small shop selling artistic aditions to the home and garden.
Les Jardins de Roquelin Garden Guide
The garden is open 25 April to 11 October from 10h00 to 18h00, every day except Tuesday. Visits to the garden cost 5 euros for adults and are free for under 18s.
This garden is situated in the Loire Valley to the south-west of Orleans.
Les Jardins de Roquelin, Lieu dit "Roquelin", 45130 Meung sur Loire
Tél : 06 70 95 37 70
Gardens to Visit Nearby
The pretty English-style garden of Chantal et Alain is also to the west of Orleons and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. To the east of Orleans is the splendid Parc Floral de la Source.