The Estate of Poulaines is a private garden to be in the heart of a Berry village. Once the site of a feudal  seigneury belonging to the barony of Graçay, the manor of Poulaines is the last remaining trace of an ancient fortified castle. A small number of magnificent trees and century-old boxwoods surround a Renaissance manor and neighboring 18th and 19th-century buildings. For 27 years, its 11 acres have been meticulously cultivated by its present-day proprietors, who have created a number of thematic gardens. Encased by 50 acres of woods, in 2014 the Estate was awarded the national label Jardin Remarquable. 

You will admire the Jardins de Poulaines rose garden, the waterway with its irises and lavenders, and the pathway with its perennials and arches trellised with creepers. 

Close to the stream, in the English-style park with its rare trees, you will stroll along to the bamboo garden and its koi carps (a food source) and finally reach the Arboretum with its 300 labeled trees.

According to the season, you will discover the subtle fragrances of lilies, English roses, mints and aromatic plants. Far from being forgotten, young children will enjoy frolicking around a play area, and the animals of the estate will help to make them feel at home.    

Whether you harbor an abiding passion or are a total novice on the history of gardens, the Estate of  Poulaines will transport you into a soothing sphere of nature in which young and old alike will find serenity, escape and entertainment.   

Photo gallery of Jardins de Poulaines

Visits

  • Average duration of the individual visit : 01h30
  • Average duration of the group visit : 01h45
  • Available languages
    • Parlées : French, Chinese

Activities

  • Temporary exhibitions

Opening time

From April 27 to September 29, 2019
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WenesdayClosed
Thursday02 PM - 06 PM
Friday02 PM - 06 PM
Saturday02 PM - 06 PM
Sunday02 PM - 06 PM
Details on closing times : Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
From 01 to October 27, 2019
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WenesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday02 PM - 06 PM
Details on closing times : Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday

Prices

Full adult price : € 9.00

Child rate : € 3.00

Group rate : € 7.50

Group rate : € 11.00

Discount rate : € 7.50

Free rate

Other rates : € 20.00

Other rates : € 23.00

Further information

Labels

  • Jardin remarquable
    Jardin remarquable

Payment method

  • Carte bleue
  • Mastercard

Services and equipments

  • Shop
  • Play area
  • Parking