> > Saturday May 31 and Sunday May 1

With the theme, “The child in the garden.”
National days of celebration proposed by the French Ministry of Culture, for grand festivities in all French gardens. For these two days, the gardens will be open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
The playful yet labyrinthine guided visit of the Gardens of La Ballue, inspired by the baroque Italian gardens of the 17th century, is particularly appealing to children. In fact, we offer a special brochure just for them. This booklet, both fun and educational, allows them to discover the gardens and their architecture, botany and topiary, and the environmental management of the entire estate. There is one booklet for children under 9 and another one for older children. All those who read and fill out their brochures will be rewarded.

And also :
– A presentation and signing of the new book on the gardens of La Ballue, published in April 2012: Variations on a garden, published by Editions P.H. Verlhac, with photographs by Yann Monel and texts by Marianne Niermans.
– A presentation of the detailed maquette of the gardens created by Jacques Hennequin: we will also speak about the creators of the gardens of La Ballue, the avant-garde architects Paul Maymont and François-Hébert Stevens.
– Special opening for school groups, Friday May 30. Schools may contact the proprietors of La Ballue for group educational visits, which must be reserved in advance..

For the entire weekend, regular admission fees.
Free for children under 12.