The most beautiful parks and gardens in the Gers

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Whether it's for a tender and loving getaway , a moment of relaxation with the family , or a need to escape alone , these green corners are suitable for all situations. Do you like natural and wild parks ? Unless you prefer a well-disciplined garden ... Never mind, we will try to satisfy all tastes and desires.

Opening photo: entrance to the Abbey of Flaran

The public garden of La Nourrice


At the gates of Gascony , near Gimont , and more precisely in Aubiet, is a place of discovery of permaculture . The original concept of La Nourrice garden is to combine the vegetable garden, the habitat and the pleasure. Between forest, meadows and crops, it is balance and harmony that are sought.

An original idea: To the south of this territory of the Gers, in Saint-Élix d'Astarac and Villefranche d'Astarac, you can admire the land art works of the artist Teruhisa Suzuki .

The Coursiana gardens


In La Romieu , the Coursiana gardens are an ode to poetry . Aromatic and fragrant space, English style , arboretum for a tour of the plant world , colorful vegetable garden , you are guided through four very different worlds. It is an exotic and inspiring journey .

The Gardens of Coursiana Paul Zarucki CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo: The Gardens of Coursiana Source: The Gardens of Coursiana Paul Zarucki CC BY-SA 2.0


The Sarthou Palm Grove


In Armagnac, between vineyards and valleys , near Nogaro , you don't expect to find an oasis in the heart of the Gers ! And yet, the Palm Grove of Sarthou transports you to the other side of the world . Palm trees, bamboo, banana trees, you will discover many exotic species . The profusion is such that one gets lost in it. A real immersion in the tropical forest . For the practical details of your adventure, here is their website .

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The star farm


Nearby, near Lectoure , to enjoy the calm of a preserved environment , in a magnificent park with trees and flowers , the Ferme des étoiles welcomes you for observation dinners , training courses or stays . The site has been recognized by the Guide du Routard as one of the 8 best sites in the world to observe the universe! This is another way to appreciate the garden, under a starry sky ...

 


The gardens of Auré


The Château de Viella is a vineyard in Madiran . In the heart of the vines, you walk the paths of the gardens of Auré . Its vegetable garden, its pergola, and its garden of scents allow instructive breaks, on the theme of wine .

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The Artpiculture garden


In Jû-Belloc, the Artpiculture garden is an educational space dedicated to biodiversity . It is on an interpretive path that you walk in a quest for learning, experiences and encounters. An awakening of the senses for young and old. To know or support the association, it's here .

Right next door, in Sarragachies, the atypical idea of La Maison de Ninan is a tour of its vineyard by electric scooter . In the heart of nature, you cross the slopes of the Val d'Adour to see another side of the nature balcony of the Pyrenees .

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Hillen Pottery Gardens


In Thermes-Magnoac, the Jardins de la Poterie Hillen have been awarded the Remarkable label for 10 years. Contemporary, Italian, gourmet, wild or intimate garden… You walk through six hectares, punctuated by seven water points, for refreshing breaks . A real journey of discovery of the many facets that a garden can offer.

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Ortholan garden


We enter the heart of the Gers , in the city of Auch . The Ortholan public garden is the result of multiple inspirations. Typically French in style , you will have some surprises with its Moorish basins , some English freedoms for kindergarten , and touches of art deco and art nouveau from the 20 th century.

Before leaving town, what if we took you on our Auch tour ? It's over here .

Ortholan Public Garden

Photo: Ortholan Garden Source: Spechcontal - CC BY-SA 3.0


The Garden of the Abbey of Flaran

The Flaran abbey in Valence-sur-Baïse has a simple medieval-type garden , where it is pleasant to walk, on an esplanade behind the abbey. It consists of squares of ornamental and aromatic plants, separated by alleys. These plants, sometimes with medicinal properties , were used in the infirmaries of the Abbeys and by the monks to cure various ailments. You will also find some fruit trees there.

The Gardens of the Abbey of Flaran
Flaran Abbey, the gardens


Our great tour of the parks and gardens ends thus. The Gers is a green region with no shortage of natural sites, to discover on our Blog .

Do you like going green? Slow tourism is probably for you?

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Article written by Stéphanie Tempier for the Guide du Gers.


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