Medieval Botanical Garden Of Sacé Knights' Mansion : In the heart of the forest lies this garden, unique in France.
It consists of more than 800 varieties of medieval plants, trees and bushes, aiming to be a conservatory of varieties of the medieval time (8th to 15th century).
Every plant is precisely marked with its medieval, French and Latin names and its use in medieval times.
During the visit, you will walk ”The Knights' Rose Garden”, ”The Bouquet Garden”, the ”hortus” (vegetables), ”vergier” (orchard), ”herbularius” (simples and condiments), ”apiarium” (medieval beehives) and ”The Witches' Garden”.
An exhibition of different wood essences completes the medieval fresco.
A journey in time in an extraordinary environment ! Created in : 1990
Surface : 1/2 hectare
- Opening 2018 :
Open daily from April to October from 2 am to 6 pm. Closed Monday.
Visit except season on go.
Free visit coupled with the medieval site and the museum.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h45, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 20 .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
Brochure provided French and English
- Charges :
Adults: 6 € . Children (6 to 10 years): 4 €.
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Drinking water fountain, Saloons to let, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Pedagogical presentations, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Museum visit, Exhibition visitation.
- Access :
SNCF railway station to 15km : Saumur'Station.
Motorway to 5 km: A85, exit Saumur, then Allonnes direction.
Road (national/departmental) to 3 km : D10, after Allonnes (direction Bourgueil) and to turn Brain direction.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 47.309122000, 0.053081000