Just oustide of Bayeux, Normandy, in the peace and quiet of a leafy valley, the gardens of Castillon await your discovery. You will be treated to a feast for the eyes and a weatlh of knowledge about plants and gardening.

On one side of a broad central path, a series of theme gardens will let you stroll from "room" to "room": exuberant mixed borders, poetic aquatic plants, lush humidity-loving plants, scented herbs, sculpted conifers of the Far East and Colette Sainte Beuve''s diverse collection of cranesbill geraniums...

On the other side, three vast terraces punctuated by yew topiary and beechwood hedges each offer a unique ambiance: a collection of ornamental grasses, a blue garden and an ensemble of daylillies and hostas arranged around a reflecting pond.

An arboretum and boxtree labyrinth with their strong graphic lines and integration into the surrounding landscape complement the theme gardens.

Many of the plants you see in the gardens can be purchased in the adjoining nursery.

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Click on the image above to discover a presentation of the Castillon gardens by the professional photographer Jean-Marc Jansen (www.jmjphoto.fr.) We thank him for allowing us to share these lovely images of our creation with you.