VISIT THE GARDENS OF CENTRAL FRANCE
The gardens of the Loire Valley, especially those associated with the region's chateaux, are known to garden enthusiasts throughout the world. LoireValleyGardens.com is dedicated to bringing these and other exceptional gardens to a wider audience.

Gardens of the Loire Valley As English garden designers based in the Loire Valley, these gardens have been a source of inspiration and pleasure to us for many years.

This site gives us the opportunity to share our love and enthusiasm for the region and its gardens. It will gradually expand as we discover more horticultural gems in the future.....

Of the many gardens in the region nearly 100 take part in the annual Rendez-vous aux Jardins, a national open gardens event in June, while 28 are designated Jardins Remarquable by the Ministry of Culture.

Come with us then on this virtual voyage of discovery into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Loire Valley. Here you will find gardens of all sizes ad types, from ancient to contemporary, both grand and simple. Discover in the art of French gardens and the French way of life, a celebration of the natural environment and the cultural landscape of this most fortunate place.

The gardens of the Loire Valley
Guided tours

These gardens and more can be visited as one of a series of one- and two-day guided tours, with or without accommodation. We also offer a specially tailored, five-day residential Loire Valley Gardens tour, taking in ten superb gardens, lead by our gardens expert Colin Elliott of the Garden Design Academy

Taking bookings for 2014 Loire Valley garden tours : May (fully booked)...... June....... July...... August....... September........ October ...........Book your places now!

Gardens of the counties of central France

Use the interactive map or click on the photo which corresponds to each of the six counties (departments) for details of the gardens to visit..

Gardens of Eure-et-Loire gardens of Loiret Gardens of Indre-et-Loir Gardens of Loir-et-Cher Gardens of the Indre Gardens of the Cher

Cher gardens Eure-et-Loire gardens Indre gardens Indre-et-Loir gardens Loir-et-Cher gardens Loiret gardens

Use the interactive map or click on the photo which corresponds to each of the six counties for details of the gardens to visit..

Click here to open the e-magazine detailing what you can expect on our residential full week tour.

For news, articles and comment on the gardens, gardeners and plants of the Loire Valley, visit the blog: A Gardener in France.

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