Which garden to visit in Seine Maritime


The parks and gardens of Seine-Maritime in Normandy were created by talented landscape architects and botanists. The town of Seine-Maritime confirms the reputation of this art form thanks to the number of parks and gardens it boasts. diversified gardens on its territory. There are English, French, classical, artistic, contemporary, intimate and spacious gardens. Here are just a few of the gardens and places of interest you can visit during your stay: 


The sculpture gardens of Étretat

At the end of the 19th century, Ms. Thébaulta French comic actress, created the garden on the Amont cliff to reflect the work of Claude Monet, a painter in Étretat. It was subsequently renovated by renowned landscape architect Alexandre Grivko in 2017. A site inspired by the flora of the Normandy coastline, it is a trail for visitors to discover the splendour of the garden of plant sculptures. It's also a magnificent place to admire the flowers and the sumptuous view of Etretat and its cliffs. The wonder of this contemporary art museum has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Garden and park of the castle of Bosmelet in Auffay

The Bosmelet castle park, located in the heart of the Pays de Caux near Auffay, is a listed historic monument in the Seine-Maritime region. This one-hectare park includes unique trees several hundred years old, some of which are defined as " Remarkable Trees ". There is also a 2.5 km avenue of three-hundred-year-old lime trees, classified as one of the largest in Europe, and a vegetable garden with a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers.


Jardin Plume in Auzouville-sur-Ry

Created by Sylvie and Patrick QuibelThe Plume garden combines nature with a typically Norman orchard structure. In particular, it features grasses and perennials providing the colour and atmosphere needed for seasonal gardens. This is a contemporary-style garden located in Auzouville-sur-Ry, where you can see a square mirror pool, the vegetable garden and the nursery. The Plume garden is appreciated for its peace and quiet, and for being a world away.

Bellevue Gardens in Beaumont-le-Hareng

In the heart of the Pays de Bray, in the commune of Beaumont-le-Hareng, you will find the beautiful Jardins de Bellevue. On more than 6 ha, discover the various rare species of peonies, magnolias, rhododendrons and clematis, providing different colours all year round. It is also renowned for its collections of hellebores and Christmas roses, which bloom in winter. Visit Bellevue garden is perfect for a botanical walk through the 4 seasons.

Remarkable garden: the park of the Château de Galleville in Doudeville

A 12 ha park surrounds the elegant 17th century castleIt is a walled garden bordered by a remarkable old beech forest. It is enclosed by walls, bordered by remarkable age-old beech forests leading visitors to discover the arboretum and French gardens or flowering kitchen garden. The last three transformations were carried out by Louis Benech in 1988. The first is the vegetable garden, the second a bench of trees and shrubs and the last is the creation of a small Renaissance garden.

In Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville, the garden of Saint-Georges Abbey

The gardens of Saint-Georges de Boscherville Abbey are unique in their kind and are renowned for their architecture with four terraces. It covers 6 hectares of land, close to Rouen in Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville. The gardens of the abbey offer a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape of the Seine valley as well as of the abbey itself.

Garden of art and trials in Normanville

The Jardin d'Art et d'Essais is set in over 2 hectares of enclosed land in Normanville, in the Seine-Maritime department. The site offers lush vegetation with its 3500 species of plants including a hundred varieties of bamboo. Located between the valley and the plateau, it is distinguished by a rich plant biodiversity. There are 2 types of visit to the Jardin d'Art et d'Essais: the individual visit for a simple discovery and experience, and the guided visit for more botanical knowledge.

In Tourville-sur-Arques: the park of the Château de Miromesnil

The park at Château de Miromesnil is a park dedicated to lovers of French literature as well as to those with a passion for remarkable gardens. It was the birthplace of the famous writer Guy de Maupassant in 1850. It was also dominated by a two-hundred-year-old cedar of Lebanon in the 17th century. The park features a traditional kitchen garden with a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers. It is distinguished by its diamond-shaped mown lawn, a reminder of the garden that no longer exists.

Park of the Château du Taillis

The 16th century castle The park is punctuated by architectural features such as the 19th-century greenhouse and the orangery. The park is punctuated by architectural features such as the 19th-century greenhouse and the orangery. In the heart of the Normandy Seine, the Château du Taillis offers a beautiful trail of "remarkable trees". You'll also have the chance to explore the themed areas of its orchard, Japanese garden and kitchen garden. The park and gardens of Château du Taillis also boast a museum containing collectors' items relating to the Second World War.


Claudia Bernard

Claudia turned her passion for travel into a sustainable lifestyle by becoming a digital nomad. She explores the globe while working remotely, offering practical advice for those who want to combine work and a passion for travel. Discover her tips for finding the best work spots, managing jet lag and living a balanced nomadic life.

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