Summer Garden

Daylilies, worth getting to know

From late June to mid-August, more than 200 different varieties of daylilies bloom, and it is one of the most complete collections in Europe.

Daylilies take their name from the Greek “hemero”, meaning “one day” and “kallo”, which mean “beauty”. They symbolize the exaltation of perpetual renewal. These flowers belong to the lily family, blooming for one day and are replaced by another on the same stem the next day, ensuring flowering for several weeks.

Contrary to the delicacy of their flowers, daylilies are perennial and robust, resistant to pests and diseases. However, be patient, you must wait two or three years after planting for these flowers to reach the peak of their brilliance.

An impressive rose garden to be admired from June onwards

We have roses by the thousand. The wall of the old vegetable garden alone is planted with more than four hundred. The Rose Walk gives pride of place to this beautiful scented bloom. You’ll meet some surprising characters along the way, from Gertrude Jekyll to The Generous Gardner, as you stroll from garden to garden, from Dorianne to Doreen to the Secret Garden.

Our collection of more than two thousand rose bushes in bloom makes a spectacular sight – and a wonderful walk!