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Visit Jardin de La Daille
The Jardin de la Daille is near to Floriment-Gaumiers in the Dordogne department of South West France. It is on the border between the Dordogne and the Lot.
It is a garden in the English style with long sweeping borders and views to the surrounding countryside.
Explore the Jardin de la Daille
Note that this garden has now closed to the public
This garden has been developed around an ancient farm and was started in 1985.
The long borders have been planted very much in an English cottage garden style with a mix of flowering shrubs, roses and perennials.
These begin near the house and attractive pigonnier with its lauze (stone) roof and are sheltered by stone walls. The garden then sweeps into the surrounding countryside where the long borders lead the eye towards the kiosk at the bottom of the garden and on to the fields and woods beyond.
In the spring there is a lovely iris collection. The garden has many intresting shrubs and roses including: Malus coronaria 'Charlotte', Rosa 'Macrantha', Viburnum carlesii Diana', and Exochorda serratifolia 'Snow White'.
The garden has been awarded the prestigeous "Jardin Remarquable" status by the French Ministry of Culture.
Jardin de la Daille garden guide:
The garden is open in the afternoon only, Friday to Monday: 16.00 to 18.30pm, beginning of May to the end of September.
The price of a visit is 5 euros.
The garden is situated in the Dordogne departement between Villefranche du Perigord and Gourdon
Address: La Daille
Gardens to Visit Nearby
To the north of the Jardin de la Daille are the pretty Jardin de l'Albarede near Domme and the Jardins de Cadiot near Vitrac. There is also a water garden at Carsac-Aillac - the Jardin d'Eau de Carsac.
You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.