The Estate grounds and the remarkable gardens
The Château de la Bourdaisière flourishes in the middle of 55 hectares of estate grounds with species of remarkable trees among which are collections of cedar, sequoia, chestnut, and oak. The estate ground pathways are lined with educational boards, which make your walk both fun and informative. A fitness circuit developed by the Regional Health Agency [Agence Régionale de Santé], enables the hardy to keep fit with an invigorating walk. For the curious, a path in the woods leads to a life-size art exhibition, Ar(t)rees, a symbol of how ill-treated nature can be.
The Tomato Conservatory created in 1995 with nearly 650 varieties has the characteristic of being a unique collection in the world and, added to over 150 other vegetables that make up the kitchen garden. The medicinal plants garden illustrates what heals the body and the mind; the orchard and its collection of 76 fruit trees; the Dahliacolor with more than 180 varieties of this forgotten flower, make la Bourdaisière an exceptional source of biodiversity; without forgetting the Charlemagne Capitulary in the 14th century moat!
Redesigned in 2010 by the famous landscape gardener Louis Benech, the gardens of la Bourdaisière allow everyone to recapture all the notions of the landscape, nursery gardens, of beauty and of what is good and just. Marie d’Hennezel has designed the medicinal plants garden that is located at the heart of the Dahliacolor.