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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

3 Rue Principale
37510 Villandry

10 miles west of Tours on the D7.

17 acres

00 33 2 47 50 02 09

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Opening Hours

Daily. Please see website for opening dates and times.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies Sep only.


  • Children’s play area
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Toilets


  • Autumn colour
  • Organic management
  • Water garden

About the garden

Owned by
Henri Carvallo

Known to be the most complete reconstructed example of a 16th-century garden, Villandry was laid out on a massive scale in the early years of the 20th century, based upon designs from 1540 by the royal gardener Androuet de Cerceau.

The formal potager alone, a three-acre square, has more than 50,000 vegetables formally planted in nine eye-catching patterns. And it is renewed with different patterns every six months. Above it is formal flower gardens and the 'garden of love', full of colour symbolism.

The whole garden contains more than 31 miles of box hedging and trained yew trees, which give structure to the garden throughout the year.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Conifers
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Grasses
  • Heathers
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Maple
  • Orchids
  • Roses
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.