Gardens and Walks

Parc Floral de la Source (South of Orléans)

35 ha of gardens enclosing the Loiret spring.
The “Iris Painting” (mi-may to early June) is quite remarkable with 900 varieties of Iris flowers.  Since 1996 it is part of the Specialized National Vegetal Collection.

Site in French.

Gardens of the Chaumont sur Loire Castle

A very imposing castle with its big round towers surrounded by a 32 ha park.

The domain is open all year round and from April to the end of October, it hosts the well known International Garden Festival where famous designers create new gardens each year.  Site in English

Le jardin du Plessis Sasnieres

A lovely English garden south-west of Vendôme.

Site in French.

Tours botanical garden

Created in 1843 by the pharmacist Jean-Anthyme Margueron, this 5 ha park was originally conceived as a medicinal garden.

Site in French.

 

Blois city walks (site in French)

Walks in the Val de Loire area (site in French)

 

Walks around Orléans (site in French)

Walks in the Loiret area (site in English)