Neurodon 2022 – Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2022

For the 18th consecutive year at La Ballue

An exceptional long weekend, at the time when the gardens are awakening, which invites solidarity. Each entrance to the garden will allow 2€ to be donated to the FRC, for the benefit of research on brain diseases. This event is part of a particular moment of magnificence of the gardens, with the apotheosis of wisteria and the freshness of the greens of the topiary and arbors.

Practical information Neurodon 2022

Opening times and conditions for Neurodon: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. without interruption Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2022 Entrance: each paying entrance allows to donate 2 € to the FRC Prices: adults €10.50; 10-18 years €2; Free for children under 10. Information on 02 99 97 47 86 Email: chateau@la-ballue.com Website: http://www.laballuejardin.com Information about Neurodon: www.frc.asso.fr Address: Château de la Ballue – 35560 Bazouges-la-Pérouse

What is Neurodon?

A nature break at the service of science

Every year since 2003, fabulous gardens have opened their doors to you for two days in aid of research into brain diseases. By visiting the gardens during these 2 days, each entry allows a donation of 2 euros which will be donated to the Federation for Brain Research.

This Federation brings together various research associations such as ‘France Alzheimer’, the ‘French Foundation for Research on Epilepsy’, ‘France Parkinson’, associations for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, atrophy multi-system and France AVC.

Through the national Neurodon campaign, the FRC works tirelessly to raise funds for research, finance research contracts, and inform and educate the general public. Since the launch of the ‘Jardins Ouverts’ operation in 2003, more than 235,000 visitors have enabled the FRC to raise €500,000. This amount funded 10 research projects to combat these diseases.

This operation is also possible thanks to the support of the Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France, the Brittany Parks and Gardens Association, the Parks and Gardens Associations of Lower Normandy, Pays de Loire and the Center region, the partnership with the daily newspaper Ouest-France and various sponsors.

Both historical monuments as a contemporary work of art and labeled Remarkable Garden, the Jardins de la Ballue offer a wonderful spectacle at this time of year. The soft greens of the hornbeams and golden privet play in the light and contrast with the dark green of the yews. The famous alley of wisteria is in bloom as well as the rare and magnificent Chinese peonies in the moat garden!