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Monday, 28 September 2009

Gardens in South Brittany... part 1

Whilst I was away a couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to have some fabulous weather which enabled us to both enjoy the beach and swim even in mid-September but also enjoy 3 gardens in the area.

One we'd been to a few years back is the Parc de Trevarez which is just south of Chateauneuf de Faou or about half an hour due north of Concarneau - since our last visit we noticed a number of changes in the garden in particular - I think the photos speak for themselves....

The Park itself covers some 85 hectares so there are plenty of km of pathways through the more formal gardens nearer to the Chateau itself and over fields and through woodland areas for the more energetic!



One of the best bits for me are all the beautiful Japanese Acers and the beautiful wildflower area that they've planted up.































After wandering around and feeling thirsty we sat in the courtyard filled with a fountain and some beautiful planting enjoying a good cup of tea and homeade biscuits. They had a very good Spainish exhibition on at the time of our visit which unfortunately we didn't have much time to look at properly but they do seem to put on different exhibitions during the year so well worth checking out before visiting.

4 comments:

azplantlady said...

Hello,

What beautiful gardens! I definitely want to go visit them someday. I am glad you were able to enjoy the nice weather as well.

Gail said...

Beautiful and sunny! I love the combination of strawflowers and bachelor buttons. Look at that beautiful blue sky! Can you tell it's been very gray here! gail

Miranda Bell said...

Axplantlady - welcome to my blog and thanks so much for popping over - apologies for not replying sooner but have been quite poorly with food poisoning over the last 10 days... on the mend now - will pop over and visit your blog too and really glad you liked the gardens - they really are beautiful but that said there are some wonderful gardens to see in Brittany... have a good weekend... Miranda

Miranda Bell said...

Dear Gail - thanks so much and real apologies for not visiting recently as I said in my comment above I've been quite poorly the last 10 days.. will visit again soon I promise! I'm afraid to tell you it's another really sunny day here in France.. actually quite unusual to have such great weather at this time of year but it is definately getting colder - bon weekend Miranda