Normandy is a horticultural heaven and boasts an extraordinary number of parks and gardens open to the public. A wide range of garden styles are displayed, from simple cottage gardens to grand, formal schemes via walled kitchen gardens, botanical collections, subtropical plantations and landscaped "English-style" gardens. A range which of course, owes its diversity to passionate owners, but also to the region itself, where endless summers, autumn glories, spring freshness and winter wonders showcase the seasons spectacularly.
Refresh your spirit amid the beautiful parks and gardens... let your imagination take you back three hundred years when linden trees were first planted at the "Château de Bosmelet", or two hundred years when a cedar sapling was planted at the "Château de Miromesnil", or gaze at Monet's favourite spot in the gardens of Giverny.
The garden at the Bois des Moutiers in Varengeville, or at the Château de Miromesnil near Dieppe, the incredible restoration of the Gardens at Château du Champ de Bataille reveal this exceptional beauty.
There are gardens that house national collections, and beautifully landscaped parkland, home to exotic birds and animals. There are gardens where the focus is on regional plants and trees, and others where plants from overseas have been successfully replanted in Norman soil.
Normandy has embarked on an EU backed scheme in partnership with garden owners in Sussex to exchange information and ideas as well as promote the region covering both sides of the Channel to a wider audience in continental Europe.