Arboretum de la Fosse                                                                                             

 

Arboretum de la Fosse
La Fosse
41800 FONTAINE-LES-COTEAUX

This 25 hectares arboretum gathers trees and shrubs found all over the world that have been gradually planted by the family since 1751. Visit for groups only.
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Bishop's Palace gardens (terrace and rose garden)                                                                                             

 

Bishop's Palace gardens (terrace and rose garden)
Place Saint-Louis
41000 BLOIS

On a lower level are the gardens of the former bishop's palace. The rose garden houses an exceptional collection of rose bushes and climbing roses.
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Brigit's Rose Garden                                                                                             

 

Brigit's Rose Garden
3 rue des Ormeaux
41120 CORMERAY

Recommended by the French Society of Roses. It has 836 rose trees of 620 different varieties. It is a BPL Refuge (Birds Protection League) and Garden of Noah. Cultivated ecologically, it has an hotel for insects. It was visited by the American Society of Roses.
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Château of Chambord                                                                                             

 

Château of Chambord

41250 CHAMBORD

Chambord is an exceptional work of art. It is emblematic of the French Renaissance across the globe, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its 5440 hectares, the Domaine National de Chambord is the largest walled domain in Europe and is situated less than two hours from Paris.
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Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire                                                                                             

 

Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire
Rue Village Neuf
41150 CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

Offering one of the most beautiful views of the royal river, the Park extends over 32 hectares and brings together the château, its stables and its grounds, as well as the International Garden Festival. A renowned centre of arts and nature, the Park invites famous artists to exhibit their works.
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Château of Troussay                                                                                             

 

Château of Troussay
Route de Troussay
41700 CHEVERNY

The Château de Troussay is the smallest of the Chateaux of the Loire. Architectural jewels in its green setting, located in the vineyards of Cheverny is a haven of peace that offers authentic castle life in the twenty-first century for people who wants to visit or stay there.
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Cheverny Gardens                                                                                             

 

Cheverny Gardens

41700 CHEVERNY

The 17th-century flowerbeds surround the Château following the symmetry of its architecture. A little further off, the landscaped garden boasts giant sequoias, cedars and several varieties of pine trees. The vegetable garden has been redesigned in a grid layout also featuring flowering species.

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Commandry of the Knights Templar                                                                                             

 

Commandry of the Knights Templar
Route des Templiers
41170 ARVILLE

The Templar base of Arville is one of the best preserved in France. The Knighthood order history centre shows the history of knights and crusades. Buildings such as the tithe barn, dovecote, templar church and the medieval garden, complete the visit.
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Garden of medicinal herbs and royal flowers                                                                                             

 

Garden of medicinal herbs and royal flowers
Avenue Jean Laigret
41000 BLOIS

This fine ensemble designed by Gilles CLEMENT faces the château; the bastion of the Jardin du Roy offers an outstanding view of the façades and the town.

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Jardin de Maggy                                                                                             

 

Jardin de Maggy
12 impasse des Myosotis
41160 LA VILLE-AUX-CLERCS

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La Mardelle garden                                                                                             

 

La Mardelle garden
La Mardelle
41800 ARTINS

This English garden has a wide variety of plants (peonies, old and modern roses, shrubs, etc) with a wealth of colours. It offers beautiful views around a 7 ha pond.
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Les Métamorphoses Gardens                                                                                             

 

Les Métamorphoses Gardens
3 Domaine du Prieuré
41120 VALAIRE

This garden is the result of the passion of a grandfather passed on to his grand-daughter who arranged a succession of themed gardens, inspired by famous gardens, around the ancient moat of the priory of the 11th. The garden is decorated with works of art (contemporary art gallery on site).
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Manor de la Possonnière                                                                                             

 

Manor de la Possonnière
La Possonnière
41800 COUTURE-SUR-LOIR

The birthplace of Pierre de Ronsard, the "Prince of Poets", the manor house offers remarkable sculptures, the first expressions of the Italian Renaissance in France. A garden of roses (ancient and modern) and a vegetable garden complete the visit.
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Park & Château of Beauregard                                                                                             

 

Park & Château of Beauregard
12 chemin de la Fontaine
41120 CELLETTES

Former hunting lodge of Chambord, built on the orders of François Ist, it is renowned for its famous portrait gallery, the first Facebook in history. The landscaped park has great variety and covers 40 ha; it is supplemented by the Portraits garden as imagined by landscape architect Gilles Clément.
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Park and ruins of the Château de Vendôme                                                                                             

 

Park and ruins of the Château de Vendôme
Rampe du Château
41100 VENDOME

From its location overlooking the Loir, the ruins and terrasses of the château offer panoramic views over Vendôme and the Loir Valley.
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Plessis Sasnières gardens                                                                                             

 

Plessis Sasnières gardens
3 Rue du Château
41310 SASNIERES

The most English of French gardens. A charming place where squares of colour are replaced by successive and varied blossoms. A perfect blend of shades which appear so natural, a colourful botanical adventure.
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Prieuré gardens                                                                                             

 

Prieuré gardens
Place de l'Eglise
41190 VALENCISSE

The Botanical Park of the Orchaise Priory overlooks the Cisse Valley. It is bordered by a 11th century priory, restored during the 19th century. The park contains more than 2,500 varieties of plants from all around the world, growing in the shade of a Lebanese cedar aged over 200 years old.
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Talcy Gardens                                                                                             

 

Talcy Gardens
Rue du Château
41370 TALCY

An ornamental garden and orchard of 7 hectares alongside the farmyard and outbuildings (bar, press, 15th-century dovecote).

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Vaulx Saint-Georges Park                                                                                             

 

Vaulx Saint-Georges Park

41140 THESEE

More than 2,500 trees and 1,000 shrubs in groves of 7 ha (cedars, redwoods, copper beech, Corsican pines, etc).
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