Castle Gardens of Saint-Bernard
No visit because the gardens are being restored (January 2022)
The castle is surrounded by an area of 2 hectares (5 acres) developed since 2003 into a magnificent garden open to the public. The castle gardens of Saint-Bernard are composed of three parts, united by the common theme of ancient fruit growing.
The main garden
The main garden comprises twelve small themed gardens: colors, a witches’ garden with its poisonous plants and black plants, ephemeral gardens, grasses, small fruits, cucurbits, and a water garden.
It ends with a labyrinth of a hundred apple and pear trees with more than forty different fruit forms. These were conducted on the advice and with the technical assistance of Jacques BECCALETTO, former head of culture of the King’s vegetable garden in Versailles and author of reference books.
The rose Garden
The rose garden, planted below the flowered terrace, links the two main parts of the garden.
The meadow is dedicated, in spring, to the blooming of thousands of daffodils, and in autumn, to the spectacle of trees selected for the color of their foliage.