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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Jardins et Arboretum
Domaine de Poulaines
36210 Poulaines

Located 5 miles from the Valençay Château and 9 miles away from Bouges-le-Château

11 acres

00 33 6 73 01 15 23

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Opening Hours

Please see website for opening dates and times.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.


  • Assistance dogs only
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Toilets


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Champion trees
  • Colour themed borders
  • Cottage planting
  • Herbaceous border
  • Organic management
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Valérie Esnault

Located in a typical berry village, this contemporary arboretum and remarkable gardens surround a Renaissance manor. Enjoy a walk in the gardens, which are crossed by a romantic river, and admire the stunning collections of roses and other flowers alongside bulbs, fruit trees and regional heritage vegetables – a perfect combination of French elegance and art de Vivre.

The estate contains centenarian boxwoods and a Sequoiadendron giganteum facing the 16th-century manor and outbuildings from the 18th and 19th century. Staying in one of the garden lodges will let a visitor enjoy the garden in any season.

The Domaine de Poulaine is part of the Renaissance 2019 regional project.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Clematis
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Roses
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Waterlilies
  • Wisteria

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.