Visit the Botanical garden of Vauville(The jardin botanique de Vauville)
From the beach in Vauville, it’s hard to believe there are several hectares of exotic gardens just a hop away.
The journey begins as you enter the Botanical garden of Vauville. Stroll through the Chinese palm grove and admire the southern species, Mediterranean garden and aquatic flowers. As you go through the different areas, you’ll travel from country to country. A festival of colours and fragrances, the garden reveals different treasures over the course of the seasons.
A family affair
Created in 1948 by the perfumer and traveller Eric Pellerin and his wife, the Jardin de Vauville continued to expand and develop in the 1980s in the hands of Guillaume Pellerin and Cléophée de Turckheim. In 2017, it was taken over by the grandson, Eric Pellerin: a passion for botany passed down from generation to generation! Today, the Jardin de Vauville is a listed “Remarkable Garden” and is on the French Supplementary List of Historical Monuments.
Château de Vauvillea gem of architecture in a natural setting
Why not take a break in this haven of greenery to enjoy the view of the Château de Vauville? Set against the backdrop of its beautiful botanical garden, this château is a treasure from the past, with its impressive tower, walls and moat. It’s now a private property, but you can enjoy the lovely view from the outside.
The educational farmspotlight on the animals of La Manche
A visit to the Botanical garden of Vauville is also a nice way to spend time with your family. Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy identifying their finds and discovering unexpected species. Further on, children will be amazed by the lilies floating on the water and the birds resting on the colourful leaves.
Be sure to explore the educational farm at the Botanical garden of Vauville, a nice visit for all the family. It presents the farm animal breeds of La Manche, some of which are endangered. A great way to enjoy time with the family and to teach your children about biodiversity, animal wellbeing and the living heritage of La Manche.