Areas of the garden

The temperate area

Zone 1, 2, 5 and 6

The undergrowth bordering the upper part of the park, along the ponds, now houses a collection of Japanese maples, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and Asian magnolias.

The undergrowth running alongside the access road to the castle is more specifically dedicated to plants from Chinese forests, entrusted to the garden by well-informed scientists and collectors. They represent the most recent discoveries of both French and international various botanical expeditions.

The Kestellic’s remarkable collection include the well-known handkerchief tree (Davidia Involucrata) as well as a succession of beeches from all over the world (Nothofagus), some of them being the only examples in Europe.

The mediterranean area

Zone 4, 7 and 8

Located on south-facing pink granite slopes, this area is protected from the coldest winter winds. The baring of the beautiful local rocks enabled the arrival of cactuses, perennial plants and other plants from Mediterranean climate areas: California, South Africa, Australian…

There, you can find spectacular Beschorneria, or Protea with strange flowers, as well as Scilla Natalensis, Eucalyptus, Phormiums, Erithrines, and terrestrial Bromeliads.

The humid area

Zone 3 and 9

The small valley located on the banks of the generous stream is the ideal environment for exuberant plants from oceanic climates. It houses one of the most beautiful French collections of large tree ferns (Dicksonia Antarctica) under which you can now walk. Near the lower side of the stream, the valley is a heaven for freshness plants: Himalayan primroses, African perennial plants as well as a Madeira Giant Black Parsley.

The Woodwardia Radicans have dressed the waterfall and now extend to the surroundings, as well as Bamboos, various Lilies, such as the Lilies of the Himalaya (Cardiocrinum), the Gunneras, the Elegias, and the Eucryphias, Various Hydrangeas and other rare shrubs.