The Garden Landscape Guide

Jardins de Valloires

The abbey garden, designed by Gilles Clement, has a long axis and a cloister formed with plants. The former vegetable garden now contains a botanical collection of 5000 species and varieties. There is also a rose garden with hundreds of old varieties. The Abbey was built during the eighteenth century. The old garden has disappaered and was completely recreated in 1987. The gardens consist of 8 hectares of formal, water, wild, botanic gardens. The new Evolution Garden was created in 2004 with the same landscaper.

Les Jardins de Valloires, Abbaye de Valloires, 80120 Argoules, France

Mid March to mid November. Daily. Open 10am to 6pm (or 7pm in high season).

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Reviews

  • about 1 year by Anonymous 4 / 5

    Please may I tell you your hours of opening should read 10 am to 6 pm
  • over 6 years by Adam Hodge 4 / 5

    An intriguing garden with a strong accent on modern styling.
    My favourite section is near the end of the journey through the gaerden when you come across a huge group planting of Magnolia stellata and the pink form..a veritable cloud of flowers seen through a filter of other trees..absolutely sublime.

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Jardins de Valloires Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Jardins de Valloires in Spring Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Cherry Walk at Jardins de Valloires Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Valloires garden1 Photograph courtesy Vallories
Valloires jardins1 Photograph courtesy Vallories