Le Jardin Boutique, Champsecret, Bagnoles-de-l’Orne

Le Jardin Boutique

Location: Champsecret, Orne, Normandy

At the beginning of April we visited one of our favourite gardens locally, the Jardins de la Mansonière at St Saint Céneri-le-Gerei.

While we were there we asked Michèle (Manson) where she got all the lovely wrought-iron pergolas, tables and chairs which have appeared in the tea garden since last year.  She explained that she bought almost all her garden furniture, pergolas etc. from Le Jardin Boutique at Champsecret, near Bagnoles de l’Orne. We determined to visit it next time we were over there as it’s not far away, about 40 minutes, and close to a couple of other gardens that we like to visit now and again.

At the beginning of May 2011 the occasion presented itself after a visit to the garden of la Pellerine, Mayenne.

What a great place Le Jardin Boutique is – gorgeous, spectacular “gloriettes” (imagine if you can circular, wrought iron pergolas direct from the Garden of Eden!), wrought iron tables and chairs, and loads of novel ironwork plant supports and garden decorations in the form of flowers, insects, birds, fancy trellis etc.

For the house interior there are wonderful lamps, candelabras, statues, statuettes, screens and so on in two separate showrooms each side of the entrance to the garden area.

The big bonus is that all of this wonderful, hand-crafted garden furniture and the interior decorative items are well below the prices you would pay in most French outlets and shops – this is definitely a place to note.

As for us?  We bought a number of their smaller garden items (and some unusual plants) but we’ll be back later this year with a trailer to collect a lovely heavy, wrought iron table and chairs in white to furnish our new summer house – just as soon as I’ve finished building it! Brico Depot – here we come this week.

I want this table and chairs - and I will have it!

Practical information

Address
Le Jardin Boutique
La Pesnière
61700 Champsecret
Normandy

Telephone
02 33 37 68 17

Opening hours:
All year, Friday to Tuesday inclusive, 10h00 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 18h00.

Website
http://www.lejardinboutique.com

Accommodation

Bed and breakfast in Southern Normandy at La Basse Cour

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