Les Jardins de la Mansoniere; a garden in the north of France

Photo of Les Jardins de la Mansoniere in North West

Visit Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

The Jardins de la Masoniere are in Saint Ceneri le Gerei in the Basse-Normandie department of northern France.

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere, won fifth prize for the  "Best Park in France competition, Le Top des Parcs,  2007". It was voted one of the favourite French gardens of 2013, 'Le Jardin Préféré des Français',  by the French television programme France 2.

Visit the Jardins de la Masoniere

There are nine differently themed areas in the garden including 'the rose garden, the garden of perfume, the garden of the moon and the patio garden. The 'Jardin Calme' with its lovely camileas is the favourite of the owners. Our favourite was probably the patio garden featured below with its emphasis on plants with golden leaves.

Patio garden

Featured plants in the garden include roses, clematis and hydrangeas.

Everything in the garden is beautifully thought out and invites you to take time to soak in the atmosphere. When you have had a good wander around you can have a cup of tea in the Salon de Thé.

This garden is located by Saint Ceneri le Gerei one of "the most beautiful villages" in France, making the trip especially worthwhile.

Mansoniere gardens

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere Garden Guide:

The garden is open the first of April to the 31 May, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 14h30 - 18h30. And from June 1st to 16 September every day except Tuesday 14h30 to 18h30.

This garden is situated to the West of Alencon in Lower Normandy.

Address: M et Mme Manson, Les Jardins de la Masonerie, 61250 Saint Ceneri le Gerei, Orne

Tél : 02 33 26 73 24


The gardens are open to visit from mid April 20 to the end of May Friday, Saturday and Sunday 14.30-18.30; June, July and August every day except Mondays and Tuesdays 14.30-18.30; Sept 1-21, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 14.30-18.30.

Visits cost 6 euros for adults and 3 euros for under 12s. As well as the gardens there is a shop and tea rooms.

During the summer the gardens often host candlelit concerts allowing you to savour the gardens throughout the evening and listen to some lovely classical music concerts at the same time.

Photos of the Jardins de la Mansoniere garden

  • gazebo
  • herbaceous-border
  • japanese-garden
  • lawns
  • rose-garden
  • water-feature

Gardens to Visit Nearby

Not too far away are the lovely Jardins of the Manoir de la Bonnerie which include a good collection of day lilies - one of my favourite plants.

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Photos of Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

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  • gazebo
  • herbaceous-border
  • japanese-garden
  • lawns
  • rose-garden
  • water-feature

Map of Les Jardins de la Mansoniere and places to visit

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere places to visit