In June, the Rendez-Vous aux Jardins

© Jean-Marie Manson

Spend a spring weekend (re)discovering the Garenne Lemot estate. On the agenda: garden picnic, nature walks, exhibit and live performance.

5 and 6 June 2021

The Domaine de la Garenne invites you to explore the magnificent wooded park and enjoy a variety of activities. Bring your picnic lunch, sit on the grass in the park of the Domaine de la Garenne and relax in this lush green setting.

Two thematic guided tours of the estate are offered, "Promenons-Nous dans le Bois" and "Secrets de Fabriques".

Enjoy the poetry readings of actor Alain Gerbault, in his performance "À Fleur de Pot".

Go inside the villa to see the temporary exhibit Comme de Longs Échos.

In the new visitor centre / gift shop in the gardener's cottage, come discover the multimedia interpretive space, which tells the story of the estate and its creator, François-Frédéric Lemot.

Nature walks

Promenons-Nous dans le Bois

In 1805, the young sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot (1771-1827) acquired the former hunting grounds of the Lords of Clisson. He wanted to turn it into a garden where his artist friends could enjoy picturesque scenery. Two centuries later, that dream is still alive. Learn about the history of the site through its vegetation during a guided tour along the paths of the estate from the plateau on the banks of the Sèvre Nantaise to the panoramic terrace of the villa.

  • Reservations required
  • Duration: 1 hour

2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

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Secrets de Fabrique(s)

In 1805, the sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot became enamoured of Clisson and undertook to build a garden inspired by the most beautiful sites in Italy. Clisson was home to many artists at the time, and the park was designed based on their work. Two hundred years later, you can visit this place dedicated to creation, (re)discover the follies and draw inspiration from the park.

This tour cannot accommodate disabled visitors or people who tire easily.

  • Reservations required
  • Duration: 1 hour

3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

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Live performance

À Fleur de Pot, a poetic approach to seeds, vegetables and fruits

Readings by actor Alain Gerbault.

If you had to choose a fruit or a vegetable, which one would it be? A leek, an eggplant, an apricot? Alain Gerbault sits down with his flower pots and his plates of seeds, and recites his poetry. There are "Cabbage" days and "Cherry" days. You’ll enjoy every delicious word!

  • Reservations required
  • Duration: 40 min.

Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm

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