Garden creativity in Coutances

Garden creativity in Coutances

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The Jardin des Plantes in Coutances, Normandy, is garden creativity at its best. Each year, the garden has a theme which is then reflected in the planting. This year the displays are all about energy sources. Great fun and really interesting too.

Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites
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Autumn in Normandy

Today is a gloriously sunny day full of Autumn colour here in Normandy. I took these pictures in and around my garden of the holly, viburnum and acer (or perhaps it's a maple?) The garden for the gite has recently been created so now is the perfect time to think about creating colour in it all year round.

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Garden creativity in Coutances

Garden creativity in Coutances

The Jardin des Plantes in Coutances, Normandy, is garden creativity at its best. Each year, the garden has a theme which is then reflected in the planting. This year the displays are all about energy sources. Great fun and really interesting too.

Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites
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The great outdoors

Another great opportunity this weekend to get out and about in Normandy is the Rendez-Vous aux Jardins programme. Public and private gardens will be opening their gates from 5 to 7 June. The closest gardens to Gavray are at Bréhal which is just 10 minutes away. There is plenty of choice with over 58 events taking place in La Manche this weekend.
http://rendezvousauxjardins.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/

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One of Normandy's Oldest Public Gardens

The Jardin des Plantes in Coutances is one of Normandy's oldest public gardens. It was created between 1852 and 1855 and is nestled in the centre of the town. Each year there is a different theme to the planting which the industrious gardeners then implement. For 2014 the theme was 'creatures and insects' with displays including a frog, bees, snails and this rather large wasp! Themes in previous years have included The Arts and also Disney Characters.

Although not a huge garden, it is beautifully maintained and very colourful. For those with small children, there's a playground and also a raised maze. It's well worth a visit. Entrance is free.

Post and photo by Chris of Gavray Gites.
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