European Gardens

Published on 30.03.2018
Gardens all over Europe are mobilizing massively for this first European edition. Private or public, here is a selection of the most surprising of them!
Jardin de la Villa della Pergola, Italie
© Villa della Pergola

Northern Europe

In Estonia, gather with your family in the Gardens of the University of Tartu. The tropical greenhouse and relaxation areas are conducive to recreation with the family. Adults and children alike, take part in the workshops to learn more about the studying and planting of flowers and to take up in creation of bouquets and wreaths.

The Darwin Park with its flower garden in Amsterdam, Netherlands is a true oasis of peace and quiet. In the heart of the capital, enjoy the fountains of flowers and the perpetual twittering of birds. During the European Rendez-vous in gardens, discover the history of this garden with the guides present on the site.

Lose yourself in the biggest labyrinth of the world in Poland! In the center of the garden Hortulus Spectabilis stretches the largest labyrinth in the world, made with 18,000 trees. In total, it is more than three kilometers of corridors through which visitors seek their way. In the center, as a reward, you can drink a glass on the panoramic terrace of the tower: splendid view of the surrounding villages, fields, forests and the Baltic Sea.

Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The garden was designed according to the design of the architect Marie-Thérèse. In addition to colorful flowers, the garden also features fountains and statues. Come discover this historic garden during the Rendez-vous!

Eastern Europe

In Hungary, participate in a festival about the Art of Gardens, in the garden of Castle Karolyi. During the three days of the event, the gardens organize conferences, botanical walks, exhibitions, demonstrations, activities for children and a concert! Rich programming for a unique weekend!

Explore the flora and fauna of the Gödöllő Royal Castle Park nature reserve in Hungary. Accompanied by professionals from the national park, walk the 26 hectares of this English park, and discover its botanical and animal curiosities.

In Slovenia, Arboretum Volčji Potok opens its doors and invites you to discover the life of this great horticultural installation over the centuries, through a guided tour and workshops for children. The collection of the arboretum consists of 4500 species of trees and shrubs, among them 900 varieties of roses, a marvel.

Angiolina Park, in Croatia, invites visitors to wonder about the techniques and difficulties involved in maintaining a park of such beauty. This park, located in the center of the city, is the oldest and largest in Opatija. Get to know it by attending conferences and guided tours.

Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The garden was designed according to the design of the architect Marie-Thérèse. In addition to colorful flowers, the garden also features fountains and statues. Come discover this historic garden during the Rendez-vous!


Border Gardens

Leave for a 100% Nature Day at the Villa Belveder in Germany. The villa and its 1.3 hectare park are designed to respect the environment as much as possible. Renewable energy and rainwater storage are the driving forces of the site. On site, we enjoy the tour, guided by the owner, the exhibition of contemporary art, the sale of natural products: lavender, soap, marmalade, honey and coffees and pies.

Also in Germany, Schwetzingen Castle and its sumptuous park extend in the heart of the city on an area of more than 72 hectares. Discover more than 100 sculptures, fountains, mosque, temples and pavilions scattered in this wonderful and surprising landscape.

Take a leap in time at the Domaine de Freÿr in Belgium. The former summer residence of the Dukes of Beaufort-Spontin welcomes you and invites you to meet History in a sumptuous natural setting. In the gardens, Le Nôtre style, the murmur of water jets, the scent of the tricentennial orange trees and 6 km of labyrinths will delight young and old alike. Freÿr, a timeless place with eternal charm.

The Natural Park of Gaume, Belgium welcomes you for a weekend rich in activities around biodiversity. Photo exhibitions and conferences on garden pollinators, introduction to permaculture and Installation of a tray of Incredible Edibles or guided tours of the gardens. Go for a weekend of conviviality and biodiversity.

Shekina Sculpture Garden is located at the gateway to the wild Glenmalure Valley. Each sculpture has over time ‘grown into’ the garden, just as the garden has ‘embraced’ each sculpture. The unity and harmony between the artistry of nature and humanity’s artistic endeavours has enabled Shekina become a place of great beauty. Come discover this lush greenery during the European Garden Event.

Stroll through the gardens of Villa Pergola in Italy. Nestled on the hills of the Italian Riviera, this English garden of exceptional beauty is full of rare and spectacular plants. Take the opportunity to admire the extraordinary collection of wisteria cascading in this green setting.

The creators of the garden take you to discover the Japanese Garden of Monaco. This exceptional garden, located a few meters from the Mediterranean, is imbued with a special atmosphere conducive to relaxation. We enjoy the harmonious landscape from the lodges or the tea house.

Enjoy the sun in the grandiose Parc del Laberint d'Horta in Spain. Located on the edge of Barcelona, this garden is the oldest in Catalonia. During the European Rendez-vous in gardens, enjoy guided tours and thematic workshops.

Take a bit of altitude to enjoy the wonders of the Alpine Botanical Garden Flore-Alpe in Switzerland. Located 1500 meters above sea level, in a beautiful alpine setting, the botanical garden Flore-Alpe offers an ideal setting to walk and discover our plant heritage. To walk there is to be charmed by the shapes, the perfumes and the colors.

Villa Belveder, Allemagne

Domaine de Freÿr, Belgique

Károlyi Kastely, Hongrie

Jardin Japonnais de Monaco

Jardins Hortulus Spectabilis, Pologne

Le labyrinthe de l'Hortulus Spectabilis Gardens, Pologne

Arboretum Volcji Potok, Slovénie

Jardin botanique alpin Flore-Alpe, Suisse

Parc Naturel de Gaume, Belgique

Parc del Laberint d'Horta, Espagne

Parc del Laberint d'Horta, Espagne

Parc Angiolina, Croatie

Parc de Darwin, Pays-Bas

Gödöllö Royal Palace, Hongrie

Jardin botanique de l'université de Tartu, Estonie