Les Jardins de Roquelin; a Loire Valley garden

Photo of Les Jardins de Roquelin in Central

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

Les Jardins de Roquelin website

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.

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

See also:

Map of Les Jardins de Roquelin and places to visit

Places to visit near Les Jardins de Roquelin

Jardin de Chantal et Alain

Jardin de Chantal et Alain

The Jardin de Chantal et Alain is a prize winning garden in an English style with lots of roses and viburnums.

Jardin de Chantal et Alain guide

Parc Floral De La Source

Parc Floral De La Source

Parc Floral De La Source guide

Gardens of Chateau Cheverny

Gardens of Chateau Cheverny

The gardens of the Chateau de Cheverny were one of our favourite gardens of the Loire Valley chateaux.

Gardens of Chateau Cheverny guide

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

The Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a beautiful park and garden with the National Collection of many trees.

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide

International Garden Festival of Chaumant sur Loire

International Garden Festival of Chaumant sur Loire

The International Garden Festival of Chaumont with new show gardens created every year.

International Garden Festival of Chaumant sur Loire guide

Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

The charming gardens of the Chateau d'Amboise contain a mass of box balls and more informal planting.

Chateau d'Amboise guide

Chateau de Chenonceau Gardens

Chateau de Chenonceau Gardens

The Chateau de Chenonceau is one of the most beautiful and its formal gardens set it off to perfection.

Chateau de Chenonceau Gardens guide

Gardens of the Chateau de Valencay

Gardens of the Chateau de Valencay

The gardens of the Chateau de Valencay include both formal parterres and a contemporary meadow garden.

Gardens of the Chateau de Valencay guide