Rose garden, gardens and farmyard 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.
NEW in 2021: Sit in a good armchair in the Jardin des Murmures and close your eyes, soft classical music lulls you and relaxes you. Mozart is next to you! stay as long as you want ...
Created in : 1746
Surface : 10 ha
- Opening 2023 :
For individuals, castle and gardens closed between October 1, 2022 and May 1, 2023. For groups, open all year by reservation. Good end of season to all !
During the season (May 1-September 30) gardens open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Self-guided tours of the park, the vegetable garden and the rose garden, guided tours of the Château on weekends.
Groups: by reservation by phone or email, all year round and every day guided tour of the gardens, rose gardens and farmyard. Guided tour of the interior of the castle.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 45mn, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 20 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Booklet and plan in French, English and Dutch.
Free treasure hunts for children in the gardens.
- Charges :
Rose garden, garden of Whispers and park : adults 8 €, Children from 7 to 15 years : 6 €. Free for less than 7 years.
Play of track for the children from 6 to 13 years : free. Maze game: 1€.
Castle + rosery + garden of Whispers + 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