Arboretum Of the Great Heather (Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères in french) is located in the heart of Orléans’s Forest, between Pithiviers and Fay-aux-Loges. There is an extraordinary haven of peace, where multiple species of different origins live together in harmony.
In order to preserve the natural equilibrium, no chimical substance has ever been used here. A park with beautiful lawn pathways wearing resonant names, and underwood gardens where ancient roses, magnolias, dogwoods, exotic oaks, conifers... The arboretums, an Asian and an American one, are organized according ot the geographic origine of the species. A kitchen garden, a maze, some ponds... highlight the visit to this Eden.
Officially classified as one of France’s “Jardin Remarquable” (remarkable gardens) for more than ten years, it’s a delightful place to relax.
Created in : 1973
Surface : 14 hectares
- Opening 2023 :
Open from Saturday March 19th to Tuesday November 6th :
- Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- from 14/07 to 15/08, every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Easter Sunday.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h30, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 10 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Description, plan of the Park and annual program provided at the entrance.
- Charges :
Adults: 10 € free visit
Children from 6 to 12 years old: 5 € (free from 0 to 5 years old)
Guided tour during events: 15 € / adult
Annual subscription: 30 €
Guided tour for groups: contact us.
- Services :
Shop, Public lavatory, Practical training courses , Lawns for sunbathing, Dog not admitted, Carpark arranged, Collections, Treasure hunt fot children.
- Access :
100 km al sur de París, por la N20, Etampes y Pithiviers
30 km al este de Orleans, por la D2060
GPS (Lat x Long) : 47.990999000, 2.211825000