Parks, Gardens and Châteaux

Gardens and    The map shows houses and especially gardens in the Dieppe area. Visiting arrangements differ and some are not open on a regular basis, but by appointment only. For this reason, the Guide supplies a web address or a street address and telephone number rather than risk listing opening times which are subject to change according to the season, the weather, demand and even perhaps the gardener’s whim.

Suggestions for sites, houses and gardens for inclusion in the Guide are welcome.
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Kitchen Garden and Rose Garden Château de Mesnil Geoffroy

Discover the largest private rose garden in Normandy (2900 roses, all labelled). Displays on the history and scents of roses. The charming winding kitchen garden was enlarged in 2015 with ancient vegetables. Visit the maze and the exotic birds and, in season, the collection of iris.

Jardin d’art et d’essais

In a broad hollow, see exuberant plantings of European
and exotic varieties, including a bamboo collection complementing the water features.

Park and Orchards of « Les Près »

Ten hectares of landscaped parkland set in the Près Salés floodplain on the banks of the River Yères


Le Vasterival

Created by Princess Margareta Sturdza Le Vasterival is a private garden which attracts both novice gardeners and the grandest botanists and plantsmen. www.vasterival.fr


Shamrock Gardens

A word-class collection of hydrangeas or hortensias, located next to the Manoir Ango in Varengeville


Jardin du Mesnil

Four hectares of trees, shrubs and perennials from all over the world. Extensive flower garden and scented plantings. Visit the tearoom for exotic teas and other specialities and to consult the botanical library.


Château de Bosmelet Park and Gardens

Four hectares of parkland and trees planted according to plans of Colinet, (1735) following Le Nôtre. The double avenue of limes is officially listed. The Cour d’Honneur has four coloured “hearts” representing the four seasons. The Rainbow Garden with its “fruticetum” offers a colourful visit.

There is a 2nd World War V1 rocket launch ramp close to the Chateau. Its position and those of other ramps was logged by a French Resistance fighter Colonel Hollard who took the details to England in 1943. Hollard was decorated by the British and named “The man who saved London” by Churchill. Using Hollard’s data the RAF bombed the ramp, causing some significant damage to the Chateau in the process.


Jardin de Bellevue

Six hectares of gardens facing the Eawy Forest, offering beautiful walks with lots of botanical interest among more than 2,000 cultivated species. Specializes in the cultivation and sale of hellebores, the Christmas rose.


Bois Guilbert Sculpture Garden

Seven hectares of Sculpture gardens created by Jean-Marc de Pas in 1985 with 70 of his pieces offering a poetic and symbolic walk through different landscapes including a box maze, a lake island, the five continents, the earth Gala, the four seasons cloisters. Guided tours, entertainments, workshops, sculpture exhibitions, seminars and courses, furnished accommodation.

Les Jardins Agapanthe

Agapanthe – the spectacular garden! Created from bare ground by Alexandre Thomas, the two agapanthus gardens suggest luxuriance, calm and an impression of perfectly tamed jungle.


Les Jardins d’Angelique

A romantic garden full of sent and emotion. The space contains hundreds of varieties in an English garden setting. Stretching out from the Manor House the avenues are decorated with ornamental shrubs, trees and herbaceous borders, including many varieties of hydrangeas. There is a formal garden behind the house.
Route de Lyons 76520 Montmain Tel 02 35 79 08 12

Bois des Moutiers Park and Gardens

Built by Guillaume Mallet assisted by the Arts and Crafts Architect Edwin Lutyens and by Gertrude Jekyll, this site is a listed building and remarkable garden. Carry on 800 metres to the end of the road to the clifftop church of Varengeville with spectacular views of the coast. Georges Braque is buried in the churchyard. www.boisdesmoutiers.com


Château de Miromesnil Park and Kitchen Garden 

Attached to the famous Château de Miromesnil, the flower-filled garden is a fine example of a traditional kitchen garden.



Parc du Manoir de Villers

Walk through a historic park on the banks of a romantic lake.



The Karlostachys Jungle Garden

An unusual exotic garden housing more than 5,000 species in a protected ecosystem.



William Farcy Floral Garden

Set in a former farmyard, the William Farcy Floral Garden extends over 2.5 hectares. Little paths lead you to 18 themed gardens.  Roses take the main role, with the lake and the gentle stream add the final touches to this charming English garden.



Abbey Garden of Saint George at Boscherville

A four-hectare monastery garden surrounding a 12th century abbey comprises a series of
terraces and a majestic central allée. The medievally inspired the herb garden includes flowering and scented plants.