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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Jardin botanique du château de Vauville
1 route du Thot
50440 La Hague

12 acres

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Opening Hours

2pm–6pm (7pm, Jul–Aug), daily, 1 Apr–29 Oct.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

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


  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Plant sales
  • Toilets


  • Arboretum
  • Organic management
  • Sculpture
  • Sub-tropical garden

About the garden

Owned by
Eric Pellerin

On the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula, against all odds, lies an incredible oasis of more than 1,000 species of plants from the Southern Hemisphere. Covering more than 10 acres, the Botanical Garden of Vauville is a journey into the world under the Norman latitudes.

Around the magnificent castle (from the 12th and 17th century) walk through a succession of exotic and surprising green rooms where you’ll discover the palm groves of Trachycarpus fortunei from China, the moats and their royal ferns from Tasmania, an impressive pool of Gunnera manicatas from Brazil, the eucalyptus in the garden of wisdom and the heady scents of the exotic garden.

Thanks to the warm current of the Gulf Stream, exotic species flourish in this little paradise that botanist and perfumer Eric Pellerin started planting in 1948. Vauville Botanical Garden is a feast for the eyes and distinguishes itself by its collection of rare plants and evergreens that offer a panorama of colour throughout the year that blends with the sea and the wild moors.

More than a flower garden, Vauville is known for its set of amazing and original botanical species. In the footsteps of the passionate and talented Guillaume Pellerin, who created the garden visitors admire today, his wife Cléophée de Turckheim, Eric Pellerin and Guillaume de Lestrange continue the beautification of this natural gem and historical house and are pleased to welcome you throughout the seasons to share their passions with you.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Camellias
  • Clematis
  • Ferns
  • Hemerocallis
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses

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