Botanical Garden Of La Petite Rochelle : The garden created in 1976 by Hélène d'Andlau was the first of ten – the latest was created in 2012 - established on a one hectare piece of land, each with its particular design, colour scheme and atmosphere, a combination of the controlled naturalness of the English and of the more formally structured French styles. The gardens offer a rich diversity of perennials, shrubs and trees, selected for their year round interest: spring and summer for flowering, autumn and winter for asters and foliage colour. The Magnolia, Rhododendron, Cornus, Pieris and Daphne collections in particular combine botanical interest and beauty.
After receiving the quality label ”Jardin Remarquable” from the Ministry of Culture in 2004 the garden was awarded the first prize ”Top des Parcs” for France by Briggs and Stratton in 2006 and the first prize in the Bonpland Garden competition in 2010.
Created in : 1976
Surface : 1ha30
- Opening 2023 :
Afternoon openings only, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.:
- April: 2-3; 9-10: 16-17-18; 23-24
- May: April 30-May 1; 7-8; 14-15; 21-22; 26-27-28-29
- June: 2-3-4 (“Rendez-vous at the Gardens”); 10-11; 17-18; 24-25
- summer: every day July 30 to September 4
- September: Heritage Days : Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17 : 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (Paid entry. 7 euros. Free for children up to 12 years old)
For specialized groups:
- by appointment from April to the end of September (15 people minimum)
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h30mn, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 15 .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
Flyers with map available at the entrance.
- Charges :
Individuals: 7 Euros / person. Free for children under 12 years old.
For groups (15 people and more) free visit : 6 euros / person
For groups (guided tour): 10 euros per person.
- Services :
Public lavatory, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog not admitted.
- Access :
14 Km from Nogent Le Rotrou, via N123 then RD918.
The garden is signposted at both ends of Rémalard.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 48.428748000, 0.780866000