A systematic exploration of the third section of the garden, the Jardins du Crepuscules, escaped me. I wandered through the woods, noticed the Prehistoric Garden, and then went in search of a cup of coffee. Now if the cafe in front of the Chateau had been open…
The second set of gardens embody the Romantic: The Garden of the Rising Sun, the Garden of the Bois Decisifs, the Garden of Exotic Perfumes, the Garden of Carnivorous Plants (!), the Garden of the Four Seasons, and the Avenue of Modern Roses.
Travelling is, for me, about new understandings and so the main stop on Day 1 in France was at the Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne, a wonderful, magical garden of 85 hectares in the north of Normandy. The Parc was laid out in 1847 and has 24 different garden areas.
I am finding it hard to leave the garden to grow, but I feel it needs to settle down without me interfering this year.
I have been replanting one of the beds in the Suffolk garden – hard work – and at the end of day sagged into a chair with a glass of white wine to enjoy the results.