Botanical Gardens of Haute Bretagne
Considered as “one of the best landscaped garden in France” by the French Michelin Guide, le “Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne” gathers 25 thematical gardens. Let’s try a journey full of surprises on its 25 hectares always changing following the seasons.
Ideal for a romantic getaway, a solitary stroll or a family outing, the gardens presents a botanical collection rich of thousand of species from all the five continents. It selter a huge collection of camellias and dogwoods. The name of its areas revel the taste for literature and poetry of his creator Alain Jouno : “Garden of the One Thousand and One Nights”, “Garden of the reddish Moon” or even “Garden of daydreams of a summer evening ”.
It’s a great place for children with its curious prehistoric garden, tree little mazes to explore, a mysterious bamboo plantation, a educational hive, and also an area for carnivorous plants with a large suspension bridge to cross.
You can spend about 3 hours to visit the entire gardens. An arrowed path of 2 kilometers (about 2 hours) let you discover the best of the gardens.
A garden centre with rare species, a gift shop, a horticultural bookshop and a tearoom (open from April to the end of September between 2 p.m and the closure) are provided. At the entry, you can find a restaurant “Le Casse-Graine” located in the old farm of the property.
All prices are flexible depending on the season.
Adult : from 8,90 to 10,90 €.
Reduced price (13-18 y/o, handicapped person) : from 7,90 € to 8,90 €.
Child (5-12 y/o) : from 6,90 € to 7,90 €.
Tarifs spécifiques :
Free for the children under 5 years old.
Family pass (2 adults and one child) : 29 €
You can pay by : cash, credit card or bank check.
The Botanical Garden is open daily from the 1st of March until the 15th of November.
March, October, November : 2 PM – 5:30 PM
April, May, June and September : 11 AM – 6 PM
July and August : 10:30 a.m – 6:30 PM
Sanitary crisis : A one way traffic is settled in the welcome area and the plant nursery.
The gardens can be visited by foot or in a minibus (on reservation). Some tours are adapted for people in wheelchair or families with stroller. You can get the information at the reception desk. Dogs kept on a lead are welcomed.
At the entrance of the gardens, you will find a restaurant “Le Casse-Graine” in the ancient farm of the property. You can sample the courses of the “maître-restaurateur” Stéphane Galon, cooked with local food.
For hikers, you can follow the hiking path of Cirque du Diable (The Devil’s cirque). One departure point can be at the main gate of the Gardens. It will lead you to discover many surprises of the village of Le Châtellier.