A national invitation to go green

See you at the Jardins 2022 – Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 2022 at the Château de la Ballue

This year, Rendez-vous aux Jardins has national theme: “Gardens in the face of climate change”.

Laureate in 2018 of the 2nd European prize for historic gardens by the EGHN network (“European Garden Heritage network”), the Gardens of La Ballue offer you a unique universe of scenery thanks to its playful and labyrinthine course, a real succession of games shadows and light, which also has a special appeal for all children.

A specific brochure is dedicated to them. This booklet, both fun and educational, allows them to discover the gardens and their architecture,  botany, the environmental approach to their management. There is a booklet for children under 9 and another for older children. All the children who have used the brochure will be rewarded.


Friday, June 4, 2022
Schools welcome for an educational visit (by appointment)

Saturday June 4, 2022
3 p.m.: conference/guided tour: The Jardins de la Ballue in the face of climate change : findings, management plan, implementations.
In the afternoon: dance performance by the HORSMOTS company: “ Finir, à n’en plus finish… » : a choreographic piece created around 15 dancers in 6 scenes, on the theme of dance marathons organized on the west coast of the United States in the 1930s.

Sunday, June 5, 2022
3 p.m.: conference/guided tour: The Gardens of La Ballue in the face of climate change : observations, management plan, implementations.
Representation of the musicians of the Ménestraudie, early music ensemble and medieval dancers

Practical information

Throughout the weekend 
Prices individual:
€9.50 adult 
€7.50 for 12-18 year olds, students and applicants for employment
Free for children under 12 accompanied by their parents. 

A tour brochure with a map is given to each visitor at the entrance to the Gardens.

Specific hours : for Rendez-vous aux Jardins, the Jardins de la Ballue are open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. COMING TO JARDINS DE LA BALLUE

Rendez-vous aux Jardins: since 2003, an invitation from the Ministry of Culture to go green

An event on a national and European scale organized since 2003 by the Ministry of Culture, the Rendez-vous aux Jardins aims to introduce as many people as possible to the richness and diversity of historical and contemporary private parks and gardens. and public.

Organized every year on the first weekend of June, it is also an opportunity to raise public awareness of the challenges of conservation, restoration and creation of gardens. The Rendez-vous at the Jardins de la Ballue are a moment of encounters and discoveries for an enchanted interlude that delights young and old alike. 

Retrospective: previous editions of the Rendez-vous at the Jardins de la Ballue

2021 Edition

Article from the Republican Chronicle of June 3, 2021