The Botanical Garden of the Prieuré d'Orchaise is a park of 3 ha, overlooking the valley of Cisse, and leaned with a Romance steeple which was built as of 1060 by the monks of Marmoutiers. Hubert Treuille, a fervent admirer of nature and world wide traveller, has gathered more than 2000 varieties of plants from all parts of the world.
The visitor and amateur will appreciate the harmoniously displayed peonies, magniolias, horned maples, cherry trees with flowers and ” crab-trees ”, as well as the ponds planted with lotus and water lilies and also a great number of roses and rare shrubs, selected for their beauty.Flowers, attractive barks, fragances, magnificient autumn colours, offer in every season marvellous discoveries.
The French National Horticultural Society awarded its First Prize to the garden in 1993.
Created in : 1970
Surface : 2,5 hectares
- Opening 2021 :
The park is open every day from May 1 to 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Peony Festival. The park presents nearly 300 different species of tree, herbaceous and hybrid peonies.
On other days, the garden can be opened by appointment, by calling the Manager, tel: 06 80 18 75 56.
Peonies Festival 2021 dates not defined (late April early May)
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 45mn, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 15 .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
- Charges :
Adults : 7 euros , free visit (map and review).
Children (- 12 years old) : free.
Guided tour for groups : 6 euros per person
Exemption from payment for the driver and a guide for the groups.
- Services :
Picnic area, Public lavatory, Bed and Breakfast, Cocktails, Marriage photos, Swings, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Collections.
- Access :
GPS (Lat x Long) : 47.589353000, 1.199715000