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Open 1st May to 30 Sept
Friday to Monday inclusive and public holidays from 16h to 18h30



Garden visit: 5€ pp
Groups: Reservation for groups obligatory, min 10 pers


Sadly, the garden is closed to the public until further notice

iris in the garden of la Daille

Welcome to La Jardin de la Daille. Situated on the Causse, just below the summit of a round-topped limestone hill on the border of the Dordogne and the Lot departments, the garden is in the Dordogne overlooking meadows and woods in the Lot, and it has been created around a group of farm buildings which date from 1805. The garden has been open to the public since 1985 and is now considered one of the most remarkable gardens in the area.

iris in the garden de la Daille

The main part of the garden consists of mixed borders in the English cottage garden style. The borders are planted with herbaceous plants, flowering shrubs and a few roses, including the big Rosa Macranthas. There are several varieties of Viburnum, Philadelphus, Hibiscus, Kolkwitzia, Indigofera, Lavatera, Deutzia, Perovskia, Exochorda and many others, all beautiful in flower.

Jardin remarquable 2007 – 2017

jardins-RemarquablesThe label ‘Jardin Remarquable’ was created in 2004 by the Ministre de la Culture. It is awarded for a period of five years to gardens open to the public that possess cultural, asthetic, historic or botanical interest, after examination by a group of inspectors from the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles. A further inspection is carried out at the end of this period if the proprietors wish to renew the Label for a further five years.

The Garden was awarded the label ‘Jardin Remarquable’ in 2007, which was then renewed for a further five years, and we are delighted to have achieved this. The Site has a rich flora, faune and entomofaume and one can see rare and protected species of orchids and butterflies. Often you will hear, and maybe catch sight of the golden oriole, the nightingale, and the hoopoe. Our visitors have often said ‘La Daille is a jewel’

Remarkable plants

Here are just some of the remarkable plants you will find at La Daille:

Malus floribunda, Malus coronaria ‘Charlottae’, Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’,and other Viburnum varieties, Rosa ‘Macrantha’, Carpenteria californica, Buxus sempervirens ‘Elegantissima’, Xanthocerus sorbifolium, , Rosa ‘Pink Cloud’, Rosa ‘New Dawn’, Colletia armata ‘Rosea’, Itea illicifolia, Cytisus battandieri, Deutzias: chunii, monbeigii, pulchra,scabra candidissimma, setchuenensis, magnifica and x rosea ‘Carminea’, Exochorda serratifolia ‘Snow White’, Exochorda x macrantha The Bride’, Garrya elliptica, Prunus ‘Fugenzo’, Mahonia ‘Lionel Fortescu’, Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’.

Garden Features

In addition to the plants are a number of interesting features including:

– The ensemble of farm buildings dating from the early 1900s, including the pigeonnier with its roof of lauzes.
– The bread-oven house with its oven roofed with lauzes.
– The Jardin Clos with its dry stone walls.
– The ‘kiosque’ and the stunning view over the mixed borders and the hay fields.
– The rock pond and the view over the surrounding countryside.
– The whole panorama of the fields, the dry-stone walls, the ‘gariottes’(stone huts), and the ‘cayrous’ (heaps of stones), typical of the ‘Causse’
– The panoramic view from the top of the hill over the whole area and far into the distance.