Jardin Interieur à Ciel Ouvert

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Jardin Interieur à Ciel Ouvert

Jardin Interieur à Ciel Ouvert
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Open to the public since 2011, this contemporary garden was started in March 2000 by the owners, Dominique and Benoit Delomez, both of whom are sculptors. It is managed so as to respect both the environment and biodiversity. Poetic, intimate or fun, tamed wilderness and luxuriance stand side by side with radicality in a completely restructured site, consisting of banks, pools and rocks. Water is a major feature: wild ponds, fountains, and water courses bring this garden to life, giving a calming effect, encouraging quiet lingering reflection, and the discovery of hidden-away places. Over 1200 varieties of plants are currently to be found here, including perennials, grasses and shrubs: species from the region feature as well as a collection of 136 taxa of heather. With its tones of red and orange, the vegetable garden, magnified by mirrors, has fruit trees, vegetables, as well as herbs and medicinal plants.
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miko
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
a very impressive garden
Aug 2018 • Family
we were so impressed by the overall design of the garden. we can feel how the owner love their business and would really want to share with our friends. will definitely recommend friends to visit.
Written 1 September 2018
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un grand merci à vous pour votre visite et nos échanges si sympathiques! Merci aussi pour toutes ces étoiles et vos beaux compliments, nous sommes encore très touchés par votre rencontre, vous qui êtes venus en famille d'un si lointain pays!! merci pour la superbe photo de vos parents!
Written 2 September 2018
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UkMini
UK9 contributions
A superb little garden! ❤️
Jun 2018 • Friends
Visited with a friend on a Friday afternoon. There were a few other couples but hardly saw them and felt like we had the garden to ourselves. This garden works on many levels. It will appeal to keen gardeners as there are so many interesting plants and combinations that are rare or rarely seen, but will also appeal to people just wanting to come and see a beautiful place with interesting, but not over-bearing, works of art. The cube is particularly beautiful and the bamboo was fabulous. It is also brimming with wildlife. We saw several different types of newt in the newt pond! The owner was really friendly and so enthusiastic! Highly recommended and will be going back.
Written 1 June 2018
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Eric D
Market Harborough6 contributions
A fascinating garden.
Aug 2017 • Couples
As gardens go this is quite small. What it lacks in size is compensated for by its quirkiness and the huge number of plants and artwork. We had the good fortune to meet Dominique (a lovely lady), who spent time with us explaining the making of the garden.
Written 12 August 2017
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merci beaucoup pour votre très sympathique avis! bien cordialement
Written 13 August 2017
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Pevensey
Eastbourne, UK194 contributions
Opening Hours to help your visit.
Jul 2017 • Couples
We have friends who live nearby and we tried to visit having not been able to find any references to opening hours either on reviews or the website. Alas we were unlucky this time....

The information board at the parking area states..
Open between 1400hrs and 1900hrs
From 6th May to 30 June open weekends and holidays
From 1st July to 15th September open all days except Mondays

Hope this helps.
Written 3 August 2017
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jessica s
Newton, MA60 contributions
Magical garden
Jun 2017
You won't find Le Jardin Interieur a Ciel Ouvert in your guidebook but if you are drawn to creative gardens and contemporary sculpture, you should go out of your way to visit this hidden gem in la Suisse Normande. You will be so surprised by what awaits you at this private home, where the artist gardeners, Dominique and Benoit Delomez will welcome you to their creation with open arms. They have poured their hearts and souls into creating a magical garden that is unlike any other garden in France. As you meander along the winding path you will find each view and angle has been considered with the eye of an artist. Flora photographers, take note--this is the garden for you!
Written 13 July 2017
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