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The loveliest garden I've ever seen

This enchanting garden hidden away behind walls, is just lovely. It combines history with food... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
rural UK
What a little Gem

Wonderful find on the edge of the medieval part of the town. It was a delight to walk around such... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Warrington, United Kingdom
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  • Average8%
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11 Jul 2018
“The loveliest garden I've ever seen”
28 Jun 2018
“What a little Gem”
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36 rue Brandt, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This enchanting garden hidden away behind walls, is just lovely. It combines history with food, medicine and beauty to make a place which is timeless. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Wonderful find on the edge of the medieval part of the town. It was a delight to walk around such a peaceful and beautiful garden. A place to relax and enjoy, recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DerekWB57
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A beatiful and restful place to spend an hour or two wandering round or just sitting quietly amongst an amazing array of plants. And walking round the nearby streets in the historic area to see all the wild flowers that have also been planted. It...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Engee1
Reviewed 18 June 2015

A walled garden, brought to life by the efforts of one lady, with omen help; this garden is in many ways very natural, far from the tidy clinical formality of some finch gardens, but packed with interesting and beautiful plants. While we were. There a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Phil C
Reviewed 29 September 2014

A lovely restoration project that is doing well. Nice to while away a little time strolling around the herbarium. English translation information sheet, staff very enthusiastic.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Janine B
Reviewed 22 September 2014

This tiny garden is a peaceful haven in the medieval high town of St Valery. Its a walled garden full of herbs and flowers tended with care. There are places to sit and contemplate the perfumes and colours. It's not formal, can look scruffy, so...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank frankafile
Reviewed 7 May 2014

This ancient garden is being brought back to life and provides an oasis of calm. Easy to spend an hour wandering along the paths or just sitting and soaking up the atmosphere. Small shop with various items for sale, including honey

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank TraLonW
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Funny little garden that has been renovated in the grounds of the Abby in the old part of town. Slightly quaint and eccentric. Worth a detour.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank stanton0406
Reviewed 27 July 2013

A stay in St Valery wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Herbarium. It's interesting to see the changes from one visit to the next, but above all it's simply a lovely, peaceful garden. It's the perfect place to wander around or simply sit...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank AliB58
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The Herbarium is a great addition to the gentle attractions of St. Valery. It is not a large garden, but it has been lovingly designed, is well maintained and contains a wide selection of plants ( over 1000 according to its publicity). It is what...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank suechefUk
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