The park and gardens of the Château of Bouges: flowers, flowers and more flowers! 

A replica of the Petit Trianon of Versailles, the Château of Bouges is surrounded by a vast park and stunning gardens. The French-style garden, the colourful flower garden and the large English-style park blend to form a harmonious whole that is pleasant to walk round in all seasons.

Regularity in the French-style gardens

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In the French-style gardens, which were redesigned by the famous landscape designer Achille Duchêne, the box borders and cone-shaped yews are symbolic of refinement and elegance, while the delicate plant embroidery is a sight you will never tire of!

In the shade of the great trees in the English-style park 

Planted around a lake, the vast English-style park covers 80 hectares and is home to rare species. Its paths alternate shade and light. In warm weather, the coolness provided by the large trees makes for a pleasant walk away from the crowds. In autumn, the immense landscape park is ablaze with beautiful colours as sweetgums, tulip trees, beeches and many other varieties light up the surface of the lake with fiery shades of gold and copper.

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J. Damase – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
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An explosion of colours in the Flower Garden 

On the other side of the château, the Flower Garden offers an explosion of colours! Orange, pink, yellow, violet, red… the different shades and hues blend together in a colourful picture as a succession of tulips, dahlias, irises, roses of Sharon and many other species flower throughout the year. With great care, the gardeners tend their flowers to compose spectacular bouquets to adorn the rooms of the château. In the beautifully restored greenhouses, meanwhile, a multitude of rare and exotic plants flourish.

Events at the park and gardens of the Château of Bouges

A range of events are organised during the year at the Château of Bouges and in its gardens. 

Jean-Pierre Delagarde – CMN

The flower garden

FAQ

How long does it take to visit the park and gardens of the Château of Bouges?

A complete visit of the park and gardens of the Château of Bouges takes an average of 1 hour 30 minutes. 

Do I need to book to visit the park and gardens of the Château of Bouges?

The visit is self-guided and there is no need to book. 

Opening times of the park and gardens of Bouges

Horaires d’ouverture du 01 April au 30 June 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 July au 31 August 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 18h45
Mardi Ouvert de 10h à 18h45
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 18h45
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 18h45
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 18h45
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 18h45
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 18h45
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 September au 31 October 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 November au 30 November 2024
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 17h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 17h
Fermé. Ouvre à 14h00
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36110 BOUGES-LE-CHATEAU
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