A romantic garden created by Annie Blanchais
We make the most of our weekend in Bagnoles de l’Orne and explore a surprising place right in the town centre that is camouflaged by ancient, tall trees. As you walk down the avenue that leads to the casino in Bagnoles it is hard to believe that such a beautiful garden is open to visitors.
Annie Blanchais opens the gates to her secret garden to us, a garden that she has created from scratch over the years. This intimate and refined space invites us into a hauntingly beautiful and charming world. Here, ancient roses are combined with elegant clematis, while there, flowering shrubs underline the tall stems of a row of bamboo.
The shady to semi-shaded garden contains more than 750 varieties of perennials and 450 varieties of trees and shrubs. Here, you can spot blue and purple campanula, large white umbrellas of agapanthus and the graceful flowers of the astrantia.