The garden will open on Friday 15 May at the usual times. We would like to thank visitors for respecting the sanitary measures in place in the garden. These measures are those imposed by the State and relayed by the health charter of the Committee of Parks and Gardens of France. They are detailed at the entrance of the garden.
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 …