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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

12 acres in the middle of 49 acres

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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 for joint memberships) applies when open.


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


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Colour themed borders
  • Organic management
  • Sculpture

About the garden

Owned by
Esnault Valérie

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 centuries. Staying in one of the garden lodges lets visitors enjoy the garden in any season. Since 2019 the Domaine de Poulaine has taken part in the Renaissance regional project to showcase places of interest in the region.

Please note: This garden is partially accessible.

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.