Visit Les Jardins de Cadiot
The Jardins de Cadiot are situated near to Vitrac in the Dordogne department of South West France.
Explore the Jardins de Cadiot
This is a lovely garden made up of about ten individual gardens of different styles and covers ten hectares. The ten gardens include a potager and a labyrinth.
All in all there are about 1500 varieties of plants and there is always something in flower.
Of the ten gardens my favourites are the English garden (le jardin Anglais), the Italian style garden (le jardin toscan) and the patios.
In the Italian garden are fabulous huge pots of Agapanthus, one of my favourite flowers, as well as lots of box trimmed into cones and garden edges.
There is also a rose garden, peony garden and a woods which has some beautiful palms amongst the more typical woodland trees.
The large border of heleniums in a lovely vibrant orange is wonderful and inspired me to go home and plant as many as possible of this lovely plant in my own garden.
The Jardins of Cadiot have big collections of ancient roses, peonies, grasses, sages, hemerocallis and hydrangeas as well as Japanese acers.
When you have finished admiring the garden there is a tea shop with home made cakes and drinks made from flowers from the garden. The tea shop is open in the afternoon only.
Les Jardins de Cadiot garden guide:
The garden is close to Souillac in the Dordogne.
The garden is open every day from the 1st May to the 30th September: 10.00 to 19.00
Address: Les jardins de Cadiot, Carlux, Dordogne
Prices are 7.50 euros for adults and 6 euros for students and 14-18s, under 14s are free.
Gardens to visit nearby
The water gardens at Carsac, les Jardins d'Eau de Carsac, have a wide range of water lilies and a large pond of lotus plants.
The Jardin's de l'Abarede are pretty gardens near to Domme.
You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.