Created in 1988 by the nurseryman Jean Renault, the Renaudies Gardens, at Colombiers-du-Plessis in the hedged farmland of Mayenne, are home to more than 3000 varieties of flowering plants, trees and shrubs, spread out over 4 hectares, amongst which are many rare plants brought back from different countries. Azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, hydrangeas, roses and perennials abound there, for the greatest delight of lovers of plants and flowering shrubs!
It also has a fun, educational old-fashioned kitchen garden, an information circuit, dedicated to understanding the long-term management of the garden, as well as a rural eco-museum in the old 19th century farm, all about the way of life and skills of bygone days.
The Garden's calendar includes many permanent and temporary activities and exhibitions of paintings and sculptures.
The Renaudies Gardens
The gardens of Renaudies to Colombiers-du-Plessis: floral English garden can be visited from Easter to Halloween. It offers over 3,000 varieties of flowering plants, trees and shrubs. Opened in 1988, the Renaudies Gardens were created from scratch and reflected at length to fit the discovery family but also for botanical lovers. You will enjoy both the undulation of the course, its sinuous, its intimate spaces, beautiful blooms, not to mention the mixed borders, specialty of English gardens. Children appreciate being able to roll in the grass and enjoying the corn maze of 10 000 m² in season. The sound of water is pleasantly maintained by the wheel and its basin. But you will be as interested if you are lovers because it is a botanical garden with many rare plants.
The gardens of Renaudies also form the backdrop to the old stones and expose a private collection in old buildings: the living space of the past, old tools, old professions bring more soul.
Animations are organized regularly and put in the spotlight, for example, Japanese floral art, plants, honey extraction, pumpkins from the garden... The garden is also a place for temporary exhibitions.
4 hectares of which 2.5 ha and 1 ha floral park maze:
400 rhododendrons and azaleas.
More than 500 perennials.
133 rose varieties.
70 varieties of camellias.
50 varieties of hostas...
A reception area "Le Colombier" is wide open balcony on lawns and massive.
Address: The gardens of Renaudies - The Mézerais - 53120 Colombiers-du-Plessis.