Rose Garden and vegetable Of Mesnil Geoffroy Castle : Surrounding a delightful eighteenth century castle, where visits are guided by the owners. The rose garden and park are classed as historical monuments, and where designed by one of the formost gardeners of ”Le Nôtre”.
The rose garden is actualy the most important of this part of Normandy : 2600 roses. It occupies 2 different areas, one consecrated to the hisyory of roses, from the first botanical spiecies to the latest European novelties, the other to perfume (roses which enter into the composition of renowned perfumes such as channel N°5, and the most scented roses).
All the roses are labeled. Considered by the rose gardens of L'Hay as a rose conservatory, the roses benifit from the support of the great rose growers of Europe, who each year send their latest specimens, even before they are sold through the catalogues. This allows the public the chance to view and contemplate roses which will only be one sale several months later.
Created in : 1746
Surface : 10 ha
- Opening 2020 :
Due to the sanitary provisions linked to the Covid, the castle and gardens will open from June 3 at the usual hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Guided tours of the park, the vegetable garden and the rose garden, guided tours of the Castle on weekends.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 45mn, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 10 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Booklet and plan in French, English and Dutch.
Free outdoor games for children in the gardens.
- Charges :
Rose garden, vegetable garden and park : adults 8 €, Children from 7 to 15 years : 5 €. Free for less than 7 years.
Play of track for the children from 6 to 13 years : free.
Castle + rosery + vegetable garden + park : adults / 9,5 €, child / 7 €, free for less than 7 years.
- Services :
Shop, Public lavatory, Drinking water fountain, Deckchairs, Wi-Fi Access, Workshops garden, Pedagogical presentations, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog not admitted, Carpark arranged, Castle visitation, Exhibition visitation, Collections, Treasure hunt fot children.
- Access :
Map Michelin n°231 pli n° 10, on D70 between Cany-Barville to Fontaine-Le-Dun.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 49.812428000, 0.782432000