The Garden Guide

Château du Rivau Garden

The garden of Chateau Rivau is composed of 12 different gardens inspired by legends of the middle ages. A pleasant walk in the shadow of the Rivau Fortress will take you through the enchanted forest, the flowery meadow, the secret garden and Gargantua's kitchen garden. There is a collection of more than 300 ancient scented roses like the simple but beautiful rose "le chateau du Rivau" obtained by Andre Eve, an impressive collection of David Austin's roses and rare plants of the middle ages (all labeled).

Head Gardener's Comment

Contemporary interpretation of a medieval Garden in the Loire Valley of France.
Conservatory of sented Roses
More than 400 varieties of Roses
Collection of Iris

Photograph © Patricia Laigneau
Photograph © Château du Rivau
Photograph © Patricia Laigneau
Photograph © Château du Rivau


Gardens were created with landscaper and owner Patricia Laigneau from 1992 until today.

Le Coudray, Lémeré, France, 37120

May to October.

Adult €8

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