Open Gardens: June in full bloom

Richard Clarke’s Indre garden includes a newly introduced bee garden and wildflower patches

The Anglo-French association Open Gardens is in full swing this month. The Connexion previews the season’s picks

June is a peak month for the numbers of gardens to visit all over France in the Open Gardens/Jardins Ouverts 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.

In 2018 they were able to donate €25,000 to fifteen charities. There are 151 gardens signed up and the scheme is present in 35 departments. The aim this year is to have 200 gardens.  

In June, these gardens will be open close together in Indre.

Owner: Justine Hardy; Les Forges d’Abloux, Chazelet, Indre; Open: June 9 10-18.00

Justine Hardy’s garden (pictured left) began to reveal its secrets ...

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