5 & 6 june : Meeting at the gardens (Rendez-vous aux Jardins)
Villandry will again be taking part in Meeting in the Gardens. Aimed at highlighting France’s many public and private parks and gardens, this event invites everyone to come and (re)discover the gardens and learn about the importance of maintaining and preserving this part of our heritage.
Activities will punctuate and enhance your visit throughout the weekend. Horse-drawn carriage rides, special guided tours and many other activities offer different opportunities to roam and appreciate the majesty of Villandry’s gardens.
In the program :
- Horse-drawn carriage rides: regular departures from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 2:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
- Guided tours of the gardens: regular departures from 10 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday) – 1h15- In French only
- “Meeting with the gardeners of Villandry” – Do you have any questions? They surely have the answer! Come and talk to the gardeners of Villandry and discover their profession, their know-how and their tips.
Continuous exchange, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
- “Discovery of the beehives of Villandry” – with Le Rucher de la Dame Blanche
5 beehives have appeared in the gardens of Villandry. Come and discover the new castle life of these bees in the company of beekeeper Michaël Preteseille. Continuous exchange, Sunday only, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Sunday only)
These activities are offered in compliance with the health measures in force. The number of participants is therefore limited. Thank you for your understanding.
Activities included in the gardens’ entrance fee
Spring 2022 : Gabriele Reina – Renaissance heraldry, in the time of François I and Leonardo da Vinci
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 september 2021 : The European Heritage Days (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine)