THE PARK AND GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU OF LA BUSSIÈRE: MIND-BLOWING AND MOUTH-WATERING

The red-brick reflection of the Château of La Bussière dances on the surface of the lake below. Next to it lies the vast 60-hectare park designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century and, just nearby, the 1.5-hectare kitchen garden, whose square beds are laid out according to the original 18th-century plans. It is fully walled and offers mouth-watering discoveries!

IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN, THERE’S PLENTY TO WHET YOUR APPETITE! 

The square beds of the La Bussière kitchen garden lie on either side of a path lined with roses and trained fruit trees. Fruits, flowers, aromatic plants and heirloom vegetables grow side by side in a harmonious blend.

Among the fruit trees, some of the pear and apple trees have rather unusual names, such as “Cuisse madame” (lady’s thigh), “Sucrée de Gien” (Gien sweet) and “Sept en gueule” (seven in the mouth). In summer, the orchard yields a wide range of red fruit including blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries and jostaberries. There’s plenty to see and taste, because visitors are allowed to pick them! Fill one of the tubs provided. These berries make delicious desserts!

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Allées du jardin se dirigeant vers le chateau

Here, the gardeners prioritise heirloom vegetables and cultivate a range of varieties such as chard, rutabaga and kohlrabi. There are also beds of aromatic and medicinal plants.

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Natural gardening techniques are used extensively in this kitchen garden. The gardeners use companion plants to ward off unwanted insects and attract others, a sustainable technique based on the principles of permaculture and in total harmony with nature. Don’t hesitate to pick up a few of the gardeners’ tricks while you’re here!

ONE ACTIVITY AFTER ANOTHER AT LA BUSSIÈRE

There’s no shortage of outdoor activities at La Bussière. You’ll be spoilt for choice! Take up the challenge of the Garden game and go in search of 18th-century botanical discoveries to unlock the secret of the eternal rose, or follow the hut trail as a family to solve the mystery of the Château of La Bussière.

If you want to stretch your legs, you can explore the footpaths running through the park, where information panels offer details about the surrounding biodiversity. For a more relaxing experience, take the sylvotherapy trail, which will give you the keys to connect with the trees using your senses. Last but not least, don’t miss out on a boat trip on the lake to admire the château from a different perspective… Unique!

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Les allées des jardins bordés de rosiers en fleurs et de lavande
Couple de visiteurs se promenant dans les jardins avec une guide
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Events at La Bussière

Throughout the year, many events are organised in the stunning setting of the park and garden of La Bussière, such as the big Easter egg hunt in spring. In addition, outdoor photo exhibitions are organised regularly and children’s workshops on the theme of nature, gardening and the kitchen garden are held several times a year. Families love coming to La Bussière!

FAQ

How long does it take to visit the gardens of La Bussière?

A complete visit to the park and gardens of La Bussière takes an average of 1 hour. 

Are there places to eat while visiting La Bussière?

In summer (July and August), there is a cafe selling produce from the garden as well as snacks and drinks. You can also bring your own food to enjoy at one of the picnic spots in the gardens of the château. 

Can I extend my visit and book a night at La Bussière?

You can extend your visit to the Château of La Bussière by spending a night, a weekend or longer in the Château’s gite. You can also treat yourself to a stay in one of the estate’s five rooms! 

How do I book a visit to La Bussière?

Save time and prepare your visit to La Bussière by booking your ticket via the link below! 

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Opening times of the Château of la Bussière

Horaires d’ouverture du 01 April au 29 April 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 May 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 12h et de 14h à 18h
Mardi 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 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 30 November au 01 December 2024
Samedi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 07 December au 08 December 2024
Samedi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvre à 14h
Horaires d’ouverture du 21 December au 23 December 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 26 December au 30 December 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 14h à 18h
Fermé. Ouvre à 14h00
35 rue du château
45230 LA BUSSIERE
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