About the garden
Laure et Bertrand Bommelaer
The garden was created in the 18th century in place of a vineyard. The walls enclose 1.5 hectares of the same types of fruits, flowers and vegetables that were grown here long ago. Old-time vegetables such as rutabaga, lentils and chard have been carefully selected and planted. What would make the best neighbour for a leek? Something that repels flies, mildew and other harmful things, of course.
Come and discover the secrets of the plants and discuss with the chief gardener, who is sure to give you some good tips if you ask nicely. With 40 varieties of pear trees and 30 apple trees, the orchard contains surprising varieties such as “the sugar of Gien” and the “lady’s thigh", the pruned trees shaping up many paths in the garden.
Today, the back of the garden has been transformed into a berry orchard. With 2.5 acres of growing area, the berry patch produces raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and a special hybrid berry called the casseille: a product of blackcurrants and redcurrants. During the season, visitors enjoy the opportunity to take home some of the garden’s natural products.