As soon as the trees bud and nature awakens, the call of the gardens is felt. A few kilometers around Bourges, plant lovers will be delighted. Treat yourself to a flowery stopover in the Cher gardens.

Garden of Mary

Jardin de Marie

Let yourself be charmed by this so romantic “English-style” landscaped garden. Shaped over the years by a passionate green hand and very attached to so-called natural gardening. More than 500 varieties of roses, 1 flowers and botanical plants, arranged between rose garden, pond, vegetable garden and orchard. The new owners, Jessica and Boris, take care to keep this place open, friendly and educational, flirting daily with the world of permaculture, the children's garden and gastronomy. Many projects in the making, from land to plate...

Useful information :
Garden of Mary

Open from May 16 to October 29 every day from 11 a.m. to 18 p.m., except Tuesday. 
Adult price: 8 €
Children -12 years old: Free
18250 Neuilly-en-Sancerre
+06 09 27 16 76 XNUMX 

Spring : narcissi, irises, peonies, wisteria from China and Japan, cornus kousa and florida, viburnums, perennials and more than 500 varieties of roses.
Summer : grasses and hydrangeas, rudbekias, agapanthus, daylilies, echinaceas, gauras…
Autumn : asters, dahlias, sedums, Japanese anemones, repeating roses, various annuals, Japanese maples, liquidambars, persimmons, liriodendrons, American oaks..

Jussy Castle Park

Jardin château de Jussy

Drawn in the XIXe century by the Comte de Choulot, a renowned landscape architect, this park will not stop surprising you. At the heart of 60 hectares of greenery, a XNUMXth century châteaue century made of bricks and white stones stands proudly above its water-fed moat. A large canal, promenades shaded by hundred-year-old trees, rows of yews and Afghan roses structure your route and invite you to daydream. It is possible to book a visit to the castle for groups from 10 people. One thing is certain, we want to stay there!

Ipractical information:
Jussy Castle Park
Open from May 1 to September 30, daily from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Adult price: 5 €
Child rate -12 years old: Free
18130 Jussy-Champagne
+02 48 25 00 61 XNUMX

Spring : plum trees, forsythias, mock orange, narcissus, iris, hyacinths. apple trees, cherry trees, lilacs, Judas trees, cherry trees, viburnum, perennial geraniums, peonies, chestnut trees, acacias,
multiple roses, clematis.
Summer : perovskia, lime trees, lavender, nepeta, asters, Japanese anemones, roses.
Autumn : autumn foliage of parotia persica, maples, plane trees, roses.

Public gardens

Jardin des Près Fichaux

There is indeed in Bourges a garden labeled Remarkable in the city center freely accessible. THE gardens of the Pres-Fichaux have the particularity of having an Art Deco style, with statues, plant sculptures, yew arches, an open-air theatre, ponds and fountains...
Playgrounds for children and a refreshment bar in the summer make it a family and unmissable place, a real meeting place for the inhabitants.

Ipractical information:
Open all year round from 8 a.m. to 21 p.m. in May, 8 a.m. to 22 p.m. in June-July, and 8 a.m. to 21 p.m. in August.
18000 Bourges

Other free gardens are just as remarkable for their views of exceptional heritage sites. That of theArchdiocese, offers a perfect view of the Saint-Étienne Cathedral in Bourges. Playgrounds, a merry-go-round and even a bar/restaurant make the place friendly and bucolic. Balls are also organized in summer every Sunday at the foot of the kiosk.

 In Mehun-sur-Yèvre, the gardens of Duke Jean de Berry, composed of several islets crossed by several rivers, offer 3 hectares of greenery. Along the Canal de Berry, it is the playground for kayakers in the region. It surrounds the former Château Charles VII, as well as the center of Pillivuyt porcelain present on tables all over the world.

Ipractical information:
Archdiocese Garden : Open all year round from 8 a.m. to 21 p.m. in May, 8 a.m. to 22 p.m. in June-July, and 8 a.m. to 21 p.m. in August. Free 18000 Bourges
Gardens of Duke Jean : Open all year 
Free 18500 Mehun-sur-Yevre

Want to see more gardens in Berry? Read the article in the guide to gardens to visit in Berry!
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