Designed in the 17th century by a disciple of Le Nôtre, the grandiose gardens at Courson were transformed in the 19th century to become one of the most beautiful romantic gardens of France. Awarded the “Jardin Remarquable” (Remarkable Garden) Label in 2004 by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the gardens at Courson are guaranteed to impress visitors.
The four seasons : four faces of nature at Courson.
A romantic English-style garden, the grounds at Courson offer splendid vantage points to walkers exploring its numerous pathways. Almost 3,000 recently-planted trees and shrubs grow alongside countless clusters of one-hundred-year-old trees, offering magnificient picturesque views that change with each season.
Admire a blaze of colour in the spring, when the camellias, prunus, magnolias, peonies, lilacs and azaleas are in bloom. In the summer, enjoy the lushness of the grounds and the heady scent of the roses and hydrangeas that blossom in the shade of centenary trees. Pause a moment to admire the Château perfectly reflected in the glittering waters of the lake. In the autumn, the scene is transformed when the collections of century-old oak trees, sweetgum, beech and dogwood gently wave their brown, red and golden leaves against clear blue skies. In the winter months, the scene is evocative of a winter landscape painting : the grounds are dusted with a sprinkling of snow, covering the plants and buildings with a delicate grey and white veil... Created in : 1676
Surface : 40 ha