An Anglo Normand garden, finely embroidered over the years , the garden of Le Mesnil is situated in Seine Maritime (Normandy)in the countryside of Bray area (30 kms North East of Rouen ).It’s layout is particularly suited for Japanese maples , dogwoods, magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas , liquidambars, often rare trees coming from all around the world .Awaiting the visitors is a walk through 10 acres of biodiversity heaven , a pure moment of peace where only birds , insects and frogs provide the music in this place otherwise devoted to silence . Your walk can be rounded off with some fine food (light lunches ..cakes..teas ..) which the owner takes pleasure in preparing for visitors in the “La Hulotte” tearoom . Groups are welcome in a very cosy room inaugurated last year.
They can enjoy lunch if they want to complete their visit with a friendly moment.
THE MESNIL IN SPRING
The magnolias and the rhodos are in blossom .How can you realize it was still freezing a few weeks ago ? The young stems of the maples are flashy , he hankerchief tree is covered with tissue and the birds sing all day long in the glimmer of sunlight .
Winter is definitely over .
THE MESNIL IN SUMMER
The garden is so peaceful : fragrance,blossoms,tweets.. Take time to relax on a bench and enjoy the cocoon of calm and its sensual delight …My garden is yours the time of your visit .
The hydrangeas are resting in the shade of the big trees .
Shade and sun play hide and seek .
Our cats are too lazy to chase the hare and they decide to snooze instead …