“Le Bois du Puits” Garden
A New Garden at Bellême
I’ve been meaning to write about le Bois du Puits, a garden only recently opened near Serigny-Bellême, since we visited it the last weekend of May this year, but have been so busy that I’ve only just now got round to it. The owners are recently retired nursery owners, who decided to create the le Bois du Puits garden on the site of their previous business in order to occupy them in their retirement. At 4.5 hectacres (over 13 acres) it is going to be a full-time job!
Le Bois du Puits is a botanical garden, meaning all the plants are labelled with their Latin names. Over 2000 different plants are grown. The whole is sub-divided into different gardens including the “Flirty Garden”, “For the Birds”, “In Mirror” or “Trompe l’oeil”, “Easter Island” and many more.
The garden is very young so as it matures it will rapidly change – it’s good to be in on it at the beginning to see how Bois du Puits will develop.
The time we visited we had experienced some very heavy rainfall and parts of the grounds were soft underfoot – bear it in mind if you go after heavy rainfall!
Garden Opening Times
Le Bois du Puits is open from May 1 to September 30, Friday / Saturday / Sunday and National Holidays, afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Garden entry is 6€ for adults, under 12s free.
Le Bois du Puits
Route de Nogent le Rotrou