THE CREATION OF THE GARDEN
After the death of Tallibert, Kestellic was sold to several successive owners, before being bought, in 1943, by M. Pierre Foucret, director of the Moulin Rouge cabaret.
In 1947, the marquis Yan de Kerouartz acquired the dwelling.
From 1970, Yan de Kerouartz, having noticed the incredible microclimate of Kestellic, started planting a large number of exotic species (from South Africa, Central and South America, New Zealand etc.). Especially worth mentioning is the grove of Australian tree ferns (Dicksonia Antartica), the unique example you can find in North-West France.
The garden was classified as an Additional Inventory of Historical Monuments in 1992 and later received the Remarkable Garden label.
Yan’s son, Gaël de Kerouartz, took the reins in 1995.