Latour Marliac Le Jardin des Nenuphars; a waterlily garden in south west France

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Visit Latour Marliac Le Jardin des Nenuphars

The Latour Marliac Jardin des Nenuphars is at Temple sur Lot in the Lot et Garonne department of south west France.

This is really a nursery selling water lillies but the collection is well worth a visit, indeed Latour Marliac have the national collection of water lilies including 200 hardy and tropical water lily varieties. There is also an attractive garden around a small lake.

Visit the Latour Marliac water lily garden

Mr Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac was the first to hybridize hardy water lilies, he carried out this work at the nursery which first opened in 1875.

His work was admired by many famous people of the time, including Claude Monet who immortalised these water lily hybrids in his famous paintings "Les Nymphens".

There is also a garden planted around a small lake where you can enjoy the beauty of the water lilies in a garden setting and sit and relax and soak up the sun.

Monets water lilies

There is a green house which is home to exotic water-lilies including the giant water lily whose leaves reach a whopping 1.5m diameter.

Outside the water lily collections are beautifully laid out and there is the collection of hardy water lilies, a collection of tropical water lilies and a collection of lotus flowers.

There is also a rose garden and a wisteria covered pergola - covered in purple and white wisteria.

The small lake has a small japanese style bridge across it - a nod to Monet and the garden he created at Giverny using water lilies bought from Latour Marliac.

Latour Marliac water lilies

Latour Marliac Garden Guide

The nursery and garden is open every day except Mondays from 10.00-17.00  from 15 May to 15 October.

There is also a nice restaurant where you can have lunch. Cafe Marliacea is open from 1 May to 30 September, 11.00 to 17.30.

This garden is near Villeneuve sur Lot  in the Lot et Garonne departement.

Address: Latour Marliac S.A

47110 Le Temple sur Lot

Tel: 05 53 01 08 05

Gardens to Visit Nearby

There is a lovely garden in Marmande - the Jardins de Beauchamp which is attached to an excellent garden centre.

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