Les Jardins de Sardy, a French garden to visit

Photo of Les Jardins de Sardy in South West

Visit Les Jardins de Sardy

Les Jardins de Sardy is a garden in Velines near Santa Foy de la Grande between Bergerac and Saint Emilion in the Dordogne department of south west France. The gardens are classified as one of France's "Remarkable Gardens".

Explore the Jardins de Sardy

One of my favourite gardens in the Dordogne area, this garden merges a fantastic formal pond very much in an Italian style with cylindrical cypress trees dotted around.

You first enter the garden onto a gravel courtyard surrounded by stone buildings in a typical Dordogne style. Various plants in barrels decorate the courtyard as does a large container of lotus flowers.

A path leads past a sloping garden down to a flat area with a huge formal pond.

Les Jardins de Sardy

The spectacular pond is the highlight of the garden. It sits at  the bottom of a steep slope planted beautifully and offering a great backdrop.

The pond is a large rectacular pond planted with water lilies and from the far end you can look over the pond at the wonderful planting surrounding the pond and up to the beautiful stone house sat above.

Water jets create arcs of water that cross over to the other side of the pond and add to the spectacular beauty of the pond.

A wide range of plants can be seen in the Jardins de Sardy and planting merges a Mediterranean and English feel. A dominant colour theme is blue and includes the use of many blue-grey leaved plants including lavender and salvias.

Les Jardins de Sardy

Scent is also important with wisteria and many other perfumed plants all adding to the relaxing nature of your garden visit.

Take a cup of tea on the terrace of the lovely farmhouse when you have finished your visit. You can even buy a bottle of wine from the Sardy vineyards.

Les Jardins de Sardy garden guide

The garden is open:

May, June, July, August and September every day from 10.00-18.00

Entrance costs 7 euros for adults, 4 euros for 12-18s and free for under 12s.

Address: Les jardins de Sardy, route de Sardy, 24230 VĂ©lines

Gardens to visit nearby

The Jardin de Boissonna near to Duras is a small garden but it is packed with roses and is a pleasure to visit. In Marmande the impressive Jardins de Beauchamp offer a range of different garden styles and if you are inspired it is attached to a good garden centre!

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

See also:

Map of Les Jardins de Sardy and places to visit

Places to visit near Les Jardins de Sardy

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Les Jardins de Beauchamp

Les Jardins de Beauchamp

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Les Jardins de Beauchamp guide

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Les jardins de la Brande guide

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Les Jardins Panoramique de Limeuil guide

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