THE GARDENS OF ROQUELIN: PERFECTLY ORDERED CHAOS 

Stéphane Chassine has passionately nurtured the roses in the Gardens of Roquelin for over 20 years. When he bought the farm in 2002, there was just a field here. On the banks of the Loire, this English-garden enthusiast patiently built and planted this place like a family garden. He has created an ordered jumble of perennials, delphiniums, perennial geraniums, irises, sages, euphorbias, shrubs and, above all, hundreds of roses, including climbing roses that wrap around chestnut tree pergolas.

FIFTY SHADES OF ROSES IN THE GARDENS OF ROQUELIN 

Here, frilly and pastel-coloured heirloom roses thrive, filling the space and creating a magical, colourful scene as their delicate fragrances waft through the air. The garden is small but there are plenty of different areas where you can stop and soak up the romantic atmosphere. Everywhere you look, the colours of the flowers in the Gardens of Roquelin harmonise, contrast and blend with each other. Everything has been designed to create the perfect picture and procure an enduring sense of joy.

V. Treney – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Banc de bois devant une haie de fleurs
J. Damase – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Allée bordée de fleurs

Among the 450 varieties of fragrant roses, Stéphane Chassine’s favourite is the delicate pastel pink Duchesse de MonteBello, but you will also find Yolande d’Aragon, Cuisse de Nymphe, Guirlande d’Amour, Aimable Amie and Ballerina… You could easily get lost in the fragrant groves that each remind us a little of our childhood!

THE GARDENS OF ROQUELIN, A PARADISE FOR ANIMALS 

V. Treney – CRT Centre-Val de Loire

Along the grassy alleys in this little garden, you will meet the freely roaming residents including chickens, cockerels, peacocks, geese, cats and even a baby goat. 

EVENTS AT THE GARDENS OF ROQUELIN 

In summer, discover the gardens by the light of hundreds of candles during a fairytale visit! 

FAQ

How long does it take to visit the Gardens of Roquelin?

A complete visit of the Gardens of Roquelin takes an average of 1 hour 15 minutes. 

Can I buy any of the roses and perennials growing at Roquelin?

You will find the pretty roses from the garden in our plant nursery. Choose from a range of shrub, climbing and bush roses to create your own little paradise at home! It is also worth noting that the nursery is open outside of the garden opening times (please telephone beforehand). 

How do I book a visit to the gardens of Roquelin?

Save time and prepare your visit to the gardens of Roquelin by booking your ticket via the link below! 

Opening times of the gardens of Roquelin

Horaires d’ouverture du 27 April au 29 September 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 18h
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Lieu-dit Roquelin
45130 MEUNG-SUR-LOIRE
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