The "Remarkable Garden" label is awarded by the Ministry of Culture in parks and gardens open to the public of interest. It is awarded for 5 years. January 3, 2013, France has 382 outstanding gardens including 14 in the Dordogne. Among these wonders we present our favorite heart to know:
The Panoramic Gardens of Limeuil take you into a world of themed spaces and woodland trails, where you will learn about the local countryside thanks to a number of working craftspeople. Discover the Garden of Colours, The Sorcerers' Garden, the old-fashioned garden, and the water garden, reflecting some of the hidden secrets of our rivers...
All through the summer young and old can take part in traditional craft workshops - basket-making, weaving, fabric dyeing using plant dyes, felting...........and learn about the traditional skills and knowledge which made our villages what they are.
The garden of Planbuisson consists of several parts:
The castle of Marqueyssac classified site is a private, born of a family history dating back to the seventeenth century. Marqueyssac is one of the most successful romantic gardens of the nineteenth century.Classified site for its historic park of 22 hectares, offers marqueyssac around a castle of the eighteenth century, more than six kilometers of shaded paths lined with boxwood trees 150,000 hand-carved and decorated with gazebos, rock gardens, waterfalls and theaters green ...At marqueyssac, topiary boxwood puts the value with a fancy full of movement. The layout of the sinuous paths is typical of landscaping done in France under Napoleon III. The roundness and rolling the boxwood give Marqueyssac softness and romanticism, contributing to the harmony of gardens with the hills of the Dordogne valley they are inseparable.Built on a rocky outcrop, the park overlooks the valley of high cliffs. Belvedere of the Dordogne, 130 meters above the river unfolds the most beautiful panorama of the Perigord. This unique point of view embraces the whole valley, its castles and most beautiful villages in France: Beynac-et-Cazenac Fayrac Castelnaud,la Roque-Gageac and Domme
Eyrignac is an indisputable leader in terms of Topiary. Its gardens are an encyclopaedia of worked plant shapes, volumes and perspectives:
box cones, flat yews, spirals, balls, arabesques, etc. All pruning is done using hand-shears, lines and plumb line, like the work of a master craftsman.