Château de Rambures
Park and Rosegarden
Park and rose garden :
The park of the castle of Rambures is a vast romantic space of 10 hectares, labellized “remarkable garden” since 2006. The modifications started during the XVIIth century, when the fortress was transformed into family residence. Imagine you visit a place maintained since centuries by the successive inhabitants who all searched the same goal: calm, serenity and Romanticism. By traversing the alleys, one imagines the Marchioness easily planting Catalpa there. Further, the current Count de Blanchard still maintains his alleys… Everywhere, the authenticity prevails. Enter; you are invited to discover the garden of the Count and the Countess of Blanchard. Several zones are to be discovered which allowing you a voyage out of time:
The Rose garden
Installed since 2003 in a field of 3200 square meters, the rose garden of Lady Helene embellishes more still each year. In 2011, it is nearly 450 varieties of old and modern roses which enchant all the visitors. Between Monday and Friday, you can even meet the gardener who maintains with passion this rose garden with the reputation which is not any more to make. It is flowered of June to September with period of flowering in the second fortnight of June.
The collection of ferns
Innovation 2007, this collection proves that this plant is not as harmful as it is thought. And yet, this ancestor of all the plants in the whole world have thousands different varieties. In the park of the castle a zone was arranged where it is nearly 50 varieties which are offered to the contemplation of the visitors.
The medieval garden:
Next to the rose garden, a small garden allows you to discover plants which were always used to treat injuries or diseases, to put on perfume or which have other utilities since the antiquity. Each flower is thus described accompanied by its uses.
The romantic park
The park was converted during the XVIIth century, when the castle was transformed into a residence. Originally, it was a formal garden but during the XVIIIth century, it became a romantic park in the manner of English. The trees chosen by the owner were brought back from Asia or America and are centenarians. Some are rare, like the Sequoia, taken back by a companion of Lafayette, a giant walnut tree or a white mulberry tree from china, the only tree of that variety in the north of the country!