THE PARK AND GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU OF CHEVERNY: FULL OF ELEGANCE 

Anyone will tell you that this château was the inspiration for the famous house of Captain Haddock, but the real star of the show is not the cartoon character, but Constance de Vibraye, the château’s owner. In just a few years, she skilfully brought colour to this garden which had, until then, been a vast expanse of greenery between the famous château and its landscaped park. Needless to say, she is passionate about flowers!
Today, there are bunches of flowers everywhere, filling the vegetable garden, decorating the rooms in the château and adorning the flowerbeds in the pleasure garden. Charles-Antoine, her husband, is equally committed to the life of this historic site. It was he who designed the geometric layout of the laurel maze, but that doesn’t stop him getting lost in it!

THE GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU OF CHEVERNY: COLOURFUL GARDENS 

THE TULIP GARDEN 

Framed by the lake and lawns, the tulip garden will leave you speechless! No fewer than 500,000 bulbs are planted in a 250-metre flowerbed, which is carefully tended by seven gardeners throughout the year. There is no doubt that the result is well worth the effort!
In spring, this large ribbon-like space brightens up the gardens with a stunning spectacle of different colours. You won’t know where to look… From red to pink via yellow and mauve, you just can’t get enough!

C. Mouton – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Cheverny ruban tulipes
V. Treney – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Cheverny jardin potager bouquetier

THE FLORAL KITCHEN GARDEN 

This truly stunning kitchen garden is irresistibly enticing! Accompanied by the gentle tinkling of the central fountain, stroll between the picturesque beds in which vegetables and flowers grow side by side.
Stop to rest beneath the floral pergola and smell the fragrances emanating from this harmonious ensemble. The peaceful feeling that fills you will stay with you throughout your visit to the Gardens of the Château of Cheverny.

Cheverny Jardin de l'amour sculpture gudmar olovson
Erik Fagerwall – Œuvre Gudmar Olovson

THE GARDEN OF LOVE

The Garden of Love is a tender reference to love, life and family and is characterised by its lake where you can see majestic black swans going gracefully to and fro. In addition, there is no doubt your attention will be drawn by one of the six bronze sculptures made by the “Swedish Rodin”, aka Gudmar Olovson. This garden is an ideal opportunity to lose yourself in your thoughts and philosophise about love in the manner of the famous sculptor…

J. Damase – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Château de Cheverny depuis jardin des apprentis

THE APPRENTICE’S GARDEN 

Renowned for the stunning views it offers of the northern facade of the château, the Apprentice’s Garden is also an exceptional pleasure and ornamental garden! The traditional French- and English-style flowerbeds and the view of the park make it the perfect place for those in search of serenity.

C. Mouton – CRT Centre-Val de Loire

THE SWEET GARDEN

For food lovers, head to the Sweet Garden! Just next to the Apprentice’s Garden, here you can stroll between apple, cherry and many other fruit trees. This French orchard is an important addition to the château’s collection of gardens as part of the estate’s ongoing quest for diversity.

THE MAZE 

The famous Cheverny maze is a classic for both children and adults. Along the winding paths of this cherry laurel maze, chose from one of two different approaches: explore or race! Thankfully, there’s plenty of room for everyone.

THE PARK OF THE CHÂTEAU OF CHEVERNY: A HAVEN OF PEACE

This immense park is the ideal place for lovers and romantics to get lost in their thoughts… or to simply get lost! 
It is traversed by a large canal on which you can enjoy trips… in an electric boat! Little cars (also electric) allow you to sit back and explore the forest, where you can easily admire the wildlife and where the silence is broken only by birdsong.

Bateau électrique sur canal

FAQ

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

It takes between 1 hour 30 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes to visit the park and gardens. If you want to explore the château and exhibition, please allow between 2 hours 30 minutes and 2 hours 45 minutes. Visitor guides are available at the entrance to the château, as well as a games booklet for children aged 7 to 14 years. 

Are there places to eat in the gardens of the Château of Cheverny?

You can go to Café de l’Orangerie, located in an 18th-century building, where you can enjoy a tasty break with a view of the château. Picnic areas are also available. 

Can I buy souvenirs at the Château of Cheverny?

Yes, there is a souvenir shop within the grounds of the Château of Cheverny, where you will find books, gift ideas, collectables and regional products.

You can also visit the new shop dedicated to the world of Tintin, the perfect place for fans of the famous reporter who love collecting things related to their favourite character!

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

Visits to the park and gardens are unaccompanied, so there is no need to book. A leaflet is available at the entrance to help you organise your visit. 

Opening times of gardens of the château of Cheverny

Horaires d’ouverture du 01 April au 30 June 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Mardi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 July au 31 August 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h30
Mardi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h30
Mercredi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h30
Jeudi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h30
Vendredi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h30
Samedi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h30
Dimanche Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h30
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 September au 30 September 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Mardi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 09h15 à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 October au 31 December 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 17h
Mardi Ouvert de 10h à 17h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 17h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 17h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 17h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 17h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 17h
Ouvert. Ferme à 18h00
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