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The centre region’s vegetable-growing heritage

Domaine de Poulaines has joined forces with the project Union for the Genetic Resources of the Centre-Val de Loire so as many people as possible can rediscover the region’s most typical vegetable varieties.

The initiative will run until autumn. Special signage shows the vegetables that are part of this initiative.

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Marilou Laure, the watercolours that guide the way

Marilou’s watercolours guide the way and inform visitors about our gardens.

After studying Graphic Design at Penninghen and Fine Arts in Paris, Marilou Laure has painted watercolours for Pierre Gagnaire, sketched panthers for Cartier, created posters for Fragonard, silkscreens for Agnès b and illustrations for Flammarion.

Iris blossom trail

Together with the other Centre-Val de Loire parks and gardens and specialist nurseries, Cayeux and Bourdillon, the Domaine de Poulaines gives you the chance to wander around its beautiful grounds and enjoy its iris collection.

Iris season is May to June and the intermediate iris collection will be in bloom in the rose garden and along the water ways, while the bearded irises are spread among the perennials.

www.routedesiris.com

Jardins en marche

Domaine de Poulaines is proud to partner with Jardins en marche. Since 2019, garden visitors can admire a fruticetum with eight Crataegus species (hawthorns) and discover the particularities of each one thanks to information panels.
Jardins en marche is a nursery and garden in Creuse close to the Millevaches plateau. Specialising in winter-friendly species, Jardins en marche has a wide selection of trees and shrubs ideal for small gardens and hardy conditions. Jardins en marche’s Crataegus collection received the “National Collection” accolade from the French Specialist Plant Collection Conservatory in 2016.

www.jardins-en-marche.fr

L’Orangerie

L’Orangerie makes terracotta pots for the gardens, terraces and balconies. All pots are sculpted in the L’Orangerie studio and are known for their contemporary design. Their textures and natural tones are perfect for any type of plant. L’Orangerie pots can be found at several historic sites in France (Royaumont Abbey, Château d’Angers, Ronsard House in Tours).

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La Loire’s châteaux and historic treasures

The association “Châteaux de la Loire, Vallée des Rois” includes over 80 castles, religious monuments, museums, parks and gardens located in the Loire Valley from Gien to Nantes. The association’s objective is to promote these exceptional venues by grouping cultural places of interest for tourists and locals alike.

Naturally, Domaine de Poulaines is an active member.

Visit the association’s website

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