Gorgeous gardens to enjoy in May

A walkway through Gill Clarke’s steeply terraced garden, which has a view over the Gulf of St-Tropez

As the Anglo-French association Open Gardens gets set for summer, The Connexion recommends three joyful jardins

There will be gardens open every weekend in May as part of the Open Gardens/Jardins Ouverts season, the scheme which encourages gardeners of all nationalities to open up their gardens big and small to the public, to raise funds for charity.

Visitors buy a €10 annual membership card which gives them access to any of the gardens for one year or pay €5 for a Day Pass which allows access to any of the gardens on the day of purchase.

The Partner Gardens card, which was set up to give Open Garden members free entry to private and prestigious French gardens with the €35 card has been withdrawn due to a poor take up for the scheme.

This is the association’s seventh year. It began when four British gardeners in the Creuse decided to open their gardens to see if they could raise money for charity.  In 2018, they were able to donate €25,000 to fifteen charities.

There are now 151 gardens ...

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