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".

The Latour Marliac Jardin des Nenuphars holds the National Collection of water lilies

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

Bloom Times

April : water iris, wisteria

May : hardy water lilies bearded iris, roses

June : hardy and tropical water lilies, Japanese iris, roses

July : hardy and tropical water lilies, Victoria giant water lily, lotus, roses

August : hardy and tropical water lilies, Victoria giant water lily, lotus, roses

September : hardy and tropical water lilies, Victoria giant water lily, roses

October : hardy and tropical water lilies, Victoria giant water lily.

Gardens to visit nearby

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

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

See also:

Map of Latour Marliac Le Jardin des Nenuphars and places to visit

Places to visit near Latour Marliac Le Jardin des Nenuphars

Les Jardins de Beauchamp

Les Jardins de Beauchamp

The Jardins de Beauchamp is a large garden with lots of areas in different styles. It is also attached to a good garden centre.

Les Jardins de Beauchamp guide

Garden of the cloitre de l'eglise Notre Dame

Garden of the cloitre de l'eglise Notre Dame

The Cloister garden of the Notre Dame church in Marmande is a small garden with topiaries and parterres.

Garden of the cloitre de l'eglise Notre Dame guide

Le Jardin de Boissonna

Le Jardin de Boissonna

The Jardin de Boissonna, near to Duras, is a small but lovely garden packed with roses.

Le Jardin de Boissonna guide

Les Jardins de la Bourlie

Les Jardins de la Bourlie

Sadly this garden is no longer open for garden visits.

Les Jardins de la Bourlie guide

Jardin de Planbuisson

Jardin de Planbuisson

The Jardin de Planbuisson is a bamboo garden with a large range of bamboos and grasses.

Jardin de Planbuisson guide

Les Jardins de Sardy

Les Jardins de Sardy

Les Jardins de Sardy is a lovely garden with a magnificent pool.

Les Jardins de Sardy guide

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