Garden of le Bois du Puits, Bellême

“Le Bois du Puits” Garden – revisited

A new garden at Bellême

We visited Le Bois du Puits, a garden near Bellême, in the last weekend of May 2014 and had been looking forward to revisiting a year on to see how it has developed – and boy, has it developed! IMG_0045 IMG_0018 IMG_0028 IMG_0030 IMG_0032

The owners are retired nursery owners who have created the le Bois du Puits garden on the site of their previous business.  Frankly, at 4.5 hectacres (over 13 acres) it is more like a park than a garden but it is packed with interesting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, dotted with ponds and sculptures.

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There’s something interesting at every turn. All the plants in the garden are labelled with their Latin names – this proved particularly useful as I was able to identify a couple of plants in our own garden whose names I had lost. Over 2000 different plants are grown at Bois du Puits and the area is divided into plots with different themes or specific groups of plants such as acid lovers, a plantation of oaks, bog plants and so on.

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We saw that many of the plants and shrubs had bulked out even in one short year, and we also noticed that a substantial new Italian garden is under construction – the owner claimed it would be ready in two weeks, so we’ll have to go back later in the year to see if he managed this feat, as there looked to be a lot still to do.

Garden Plan

Bois du Puits

Practical Information

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 2015 is 6€ for adults, under 12s free.


Le Bois du Puits Route de Nogent le Rotrou 61130 SERIGNY

2 thoughts on “Garden of le Bois du Puits, Bellême

  1. You are so right; this garden really has come on! We were there at the end of May last year (whenever the garden weekend was) and it was pretty soggy then and the plantings were thin, but I could see it had potential. The variety of plants impressed me, and I think the owners have the energy to keep it up to a high standard.

    I always enjoy your garden jaunts.

    1. We must have just missed each other last year! I’ll carry a copy of the Times and wear a red rose so you recognise me next time. 🙂

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