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Visit Le Jardin Plume

The Jardin Plume is a beautiful contemporary garden close to Rouen in the north of France. The garden specialises in grasses and perennials and uses parterres of clipped hedges to give the garden structure.

Explore the Jardin Plume

The Jardin Plume is one of our favourite gardens. The summer garden is a kind of modern knot garden with a very formal layout of clipped box in a square edged pattern. Each 'box' is then filled with a very natural planting of grasses and perennials but the colours are superb. Lots of golden yellow, deep red, burning oranges...

The overall mix of formal and informal, the somber green of the box and the jewel colours of the flowers is really superb. Favourite plants here are dahlias, crocosmias, heleniums, kniphofias and of course grasses - giving the plumes the garden is named for.

Le Jardin Plume

Because of the strong structural element to the garden and the use of plants which remain interesting in the winter the garden is still beautiful in the winter.

Masses of euphorbias and hellebores and many other plants mean that spring is wonderfully fresh and verdant in the jardin plume.


Autumn is my favourite. All the grasses and cimicifugas make the backdrop to the asters and helianthus etc a bit like a firework display. Magic.

When I visited the garden in late September the box hedges are filled with vibrantly coloured flowers, interspersed with grasses. Meadow areas are mowed into regular squares adding formality to the informally swaying grasses. The autumn garden was a joy with asters and grasses that were taller than me. Even the potager is full of flowers.

Added to all this there is a fabulous garden centre where you can buy most of the plants grown in the garden.

The plume garden

The Jardin Plume garden guide:

Le Jardin Plume is open from the begining of May until the middle of October.

The garden is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 14.00 to 18.00. The garden centre is open the same hours but from the begining of April.

A garden visit costs 9.50 euros for adults, 5 euros for 10-13 year olds and free for under 10s.

Address: The Jardin Plume is situated 20km North-East of Rouen, between Rouen and Dieppe.

Le Jardin Plume, 790 Rue de la Plaine, 76116 Auzouville sur Ry

Gardens to visit nearby

This is a great area for gardeners. Other favourites include the Jardins Agapanthe, the Jardins d'Angelique and the Jardins de Bellevue. All of these gardens offer very different styles making these visits a treat for gardeners.

Monet's garden at Giverny is in striking distance. It is one of France's most visited gardens with good reason. If you can we definitely recommend you pay a visit.

You can find more local travel ideas in the North West France guide,

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Map of Le Jardin Plume and places to visit


Le Jardin Plume places to visit

Jardins d'Angelique

Jardins d'Angelique

The Jardin d'Angelique surround a beautiful manor house and the front and back garden offer two different styles, both of which are charming.

Jardins d'Angelique guide
Les Jardins Agapanthe

Les Jardins Agapanthe

The Jardin's d'Agapanthe is a very popular garden with a lush green planting punctuated flowers of mostly white and blue.

Les Jardins Agapanthe guide
Le Clos du Coudray

Le Clos du Coudray

Sadly this garden has now closed to visitors.

Le Clos du Coudray guide
Jardins de Bellevue

Jardins de Bellevue

The Jardins de Bellevue offer a range of planting for year long interest and has the national collection of hellebores and meconopsis.

Jardins de Bellevue guide
Chateau de Bosmelet gardens

Chateau de Bosmelet gardens

The Potager Arc en Ciel de Bosmelet is a beautiful vegetable garden arranged in the colours of the rainbow.

Chateau de Bosmelet gardens guide
Monets Garden at Giverny

Monets Garden at Giverny

Monet's garden at Giverny is every bit as beautiful as you expect it is going to be. Don't miss it!

Monets Garden at Giverny guide