Les Jardins Panoramique de Limeuil, Dorgogne garden

Photo of Les Jardins Panoramique de Limeuil in South West

Visit Les Jardins Panoramique de Limeuil

The Panoramic garden of Limeuil is found at the top of the village of Limeuil in between Le Bugue and le Buisson de Cadouin. The garden occupies a fabulous position overlooking the confluence of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers.

Explore the Jardin Panoramique de Limeuil

The gardens are entered by a medieval chateau though in reality this looks like a large and not especially interesting manor house. Behind the chateau is a pleasant tea garden offering refreshments including some unusual flavours of ice-cream including fennel and hibiscus.

The tour of the garden then begins with an area laid out in the manner of a medieval garden and filled with aromatic plants and herbs.

The garden then opens out into a park with some trees of more than a hundred years old. There is a giant sequoia amongst them.

The garden path then takes you to a view point over the confluence of the rivers Dordogne and Vezere.  Lovely stone arched bridges meet to form a long L-shaped bridge across the rivers and making for a very picturesque view.

Panoramic garden of Limeuil

You can also see down over the roofs of the village of Limeuil, classed as one of the most beautiful villages of France.

There is a nice water garden with a pond surrounded by some pretty planting including lots of mediterranean style planting such as salvias, sage and lavenders.

Another area of the garden is a kind of mini botanic garden with plants carefully labelled and organised in rows and shaded by a metal structure covered in climbing plants.

All in all the garden has some nice features but really it is its splendid position that makes it most worth a visit.

During the summer there are various workshops that take place including clothes dying using natural plant dyes, and willow weaving.

As well as the café there is a small shop selling soaps, gifts and gardening books and there are a few plants for sale too.

Panoramic garden of Limeuil

Les Jardins Panoramique de Limeuil opening hours.

April, October and beginning November: 10.00 to 18.00 every day except Saturday.

May, June and September : 10.00 to 18.00 every day except Saturday morning.

July and August: 10.00 to 20.00 every day plus craft workshops from 14.00 to 18.00.

A visit costs 8 euros for adults, 5,50 euros for 6-18s and is free for under 6s.

Gardens to visit nearby

The lovely village of La Roque Gageac which is a little further along the Dordogne river has had so many exotic plants such as bananas, bamboos and palms that the whole village is like one big garden. It is also classified as one of the most beautiful in France.

Near to here also is the medieval village of Domme which is home to the pretty Jardins de l'Albarede.

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

See also:

Map of Les Jardins Panoramique de Limeuil and places to visit

Places to visit near Les Jardins Panoramique de Limeuil

Jardin de Planbuisson

Jardin de Planbuisson

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Jardin de Planbuisson 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

Les Jardins de la Chartreuse de Conty

Les Jardins de la Chartreuse de Conty

Sadly these gardens are no longer open to the public.

Les Jardins de la Chartreuse de Conty guide

Chateau des Milandes

Chateau des Milandes

The fabulous Chateau des Milandes has huge parterres full of a mass of colourful bedding adding to the overall charm.

Chateau des Milandes guide

Les jardins de la Brande

Les jardins de la Brande

Les Jardins de la Brande once had a great display of willow woven cabins but is now a garden centre which hosts a garden fair twice a year.

Les jardins de la Brande guide

Les Jardins suspendus de Marqueyssac

Les Jardins suspendus de Marqueyssac

The Jardins Suspendus de Marqueyssac have the most amazing swirling box hedges and wonderful views over the Dordogne river.

Les Jardins suspendus de Marqueyssac guide

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