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Parks and Gardens in Normandy

Normandy is a gardener's delight

In Normandy, the water, the light, the colours, the gentle landscapes and the rich heritage all lend themselves perfectly to the gardener's art. Every new garden is a source of wonder.

Connoisseurs as well as novices will be enthralled by the enormous selection of different species and breathtaking beauty of each of the individual sites.

We offer a great choice of sailings to Normandy on 4 routes - Portsmouth to Caen, Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Poole to Cherbourg and Portsmouth to Le Havre. Pick the one nearest your destination and get there faster!

View our excellent selection of parks and gardens to visit in Normandy below.

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A gorgeous landscaped park that stretches across 17 hectares of land near the Caen Memorial, the Parc Floral de la Colline aux Oiseaux offers fantastic panoramic views of the city.
Set on hilly terrain and built into the remains of a stone quarry, the beautiful Jardin des Plantes still has the evidence of it's past industrial life still visible with the jagged rocks along one side.
Take a wander through Claude Monet's spectacular gardens where he painted many of his most famous works. Strolling through the famous Japanese garden with its water bridge and waterlilies floating in the pond, Monet's gardens are a…
Wander through the gorgeous park of La Jardins Personnalités and discover the busts of famous townspeople and those who have a connection to Honfleur including Monet, Satie, Boudin and the poet Baudelaire.
Perched on the cliffs high above the Seine Bay, the 19th century Fort de Sainte-Adresse has been granted a second life as the city's hanging gardens. The four bastions of the fortress are dedicated to displaying rare plants from across the…
A bold project is underway at the foot of the spectacular Château de Beaumesnil. With a view to preserving culinary heritage, a conservational kitchen garden has been created. Open to the public, the garden contains over 500 varieties of…
Created in 1997 by Sylvie and Patrick Quibel, the Jardin Plume is a stunning contemporary garden combining structure and nature set in a typical Norman orchard. The garden includes huge plantations of grasses and perennials as well as a…
The 17th century Manoir d'Argences is surrounded by nine superb gardens each with their own distinct atmosphere thanks to the choice of plants; from herbaceous borders and topiary, to formal rose gardens and woodland walks. These gardens…
Inspired by Dante, Miserey is a symbolic garden representing the promises of the after-life: heaven and hell. Under the watchful eye of the serpent - a boxwood surrounded by poppies and marigolds - the cross-shaped garden showcases a…