Gardens are open on September 3, 6 and 24 in the Jardins Ouverts /Open Gardens scheme, which encourages garden owners of all nationalities to open up their gardens, big and small to the public, to raise funds for charity.
This is the association’s fifth season and 170 gardens are involved in 28 departments, with hopes to have 200 gardens in 33 departments signed up by the end of 2017. The scheme started in 2013, when four British gardeners in the Creuse decided to open their gardens to raise money for charity, and the idea caught on.
Now, visitors can buy a €10 membership card which gives them access to any of the gardens for a year or pay €5 for a one-off visit. You can also buy an Anniversary card for €50 which gives access to the private gardens as well as seven prestigious French gardens, nearly all labelled Jardin Remarquable, which ...
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