The Garden

An opportunity to discover a magnificent part shade garden.

From April 13st to September 15st 2024, “Le jardin retiré” opens its doors to all garden enthusiasts. Located in Bagnoles de l’Orne, a health resort in the middle of the Andaine Forest, the Garden.

In january 2020, “Le jardin retiré” has received a prestigous award “Jardin Remarquable” from the misnister of culture.

Born more than 20 years ago from the imagination of Annie and Laurent blanchais, put together through time and seasons, “Le jardin retiré” is a refined and intimate place that spreads over 2500 m² (0,62 acres).

In this romantic setting surrounded by a belt of shrubs and centenary trees you can enjoy numerous species of roses as they come out from season to season, but also clematis, perennials – including astrantia but more particularly hostas for their rich foliage –, numerous geraniums, heuchera, countless box trees… The gardener always makes sure her roses find their best possible partners in the creation of sceneries that can be theatrical or rather intimate, romantic or wild.

“Le jardin retiré” offers a harmonic chain of atmospheres :

1 The romantic flower bed
2 The foliage edge
3 English style flower bed (parterre à l’anglaise)
4 The sun garden
5 The Boudoir garden
6 The charm garden
7 The colours flower bed (parterre de couleurs)
8 The palet flower beds (parterres palette)
9 The Butterfly alley
10 The paved alley
11 The water garden
12 The alcove garden
13 the box tree flowerbed
14 The white alley
15 The light and shades garden
16 The Greenhouse chapel shop

This romantic garden is also ornate with all sorts of decorative assets such as arches, fountains or statues that emphasize the natural poetry of the place.

Before leaving “Le jardin retiré”, be sure to come and find all sorts of garden ornaments and pots in the Greenhouse chapel shop.