Les Jardins de Séricourt

Les Jardins de Séricourt, Sericourt: Address, Phone Number, Les Jardins de Séricourt Reviews: 4.5/5

Les Jardins de Séricourt
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142ChickenGirl
Norwich, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
Vagues du gazon
Jul 2019
I have been holidaying in the north of France for 20 years. I did not know that these gardens existed until this year. The most iconic part of the garden for me were the "vagues du gazon" - turf waves. How incredibly inspiring to see them breaking on the Lonicera nitida topiary rocks. Although we visited after the rose cathedral had finished flowering the effect of the garden with it's winding rooms always surprised. The topiary faces were incredible. I was also moved by the hommage to WW1 with the trenches and bomb craters and the infinity arcade. The walk through the dark wood challenged the senses - this is not "normal" gardening but something to make you think. I loved it.
Written August 8, 2019
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,290 contributions
Delightful.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Hadn’t realised you could find such a lovely place close to Calais. It’s a wonderful garden full of surprises as one area unfolds into the next. Tip - make sure you follow the suggested route so you don’t miss anything.
Written July 12, 2019
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Ruth J
London, UK153 contributions
Very special place
Aug 2018 • Couples
What an amazing garden! So different to any other we've visited. Such a change to visit a garden with a soul that almost speaks to you. A stunning series of small 'rooms' that you can wander through. We loved the terracotta warriors, the 'faces' and the wonderful topiary. Such a change to have plants and trees used so creatively and no bedding plants in sight! A great coffee area too with the best coffee we'd tasted for ages.
Written August 19, 2018
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Freddy P
Wincanton, UK35 contributions
Truly stunning
Aug 2017 • Friends
Words cannot convey how utterly beautiful these gardens are. The planting is imaginative and totally sympathetic to the environment. I was blown away by the artist DOME's exhibition of beautiful paintings that were an integral part of the gardens
The garden is a series of rooms linked by a common theme. The 'Warriors' and the Rose Cathedral have to be seen to be believed.
The cafe was beautiful in its simplicity and the food divine.
I am looking forward to visiting this serene beautiful place again in the very near future.
Written August 30, 2017
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Rick S
1 contribution
Wrong location listed
Apr 2017 • Couples
We tried to visit the gardens only to find the address listed is incorrect. Please check it for yourself or you will find yourself, as we did, in the middle of an apartment complex in Arras some 80km away from the correct address.
Written April 25, 2017
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LittleIbi
London, UK91 contributions
Quirky and interesting
Jul 2016 • Couples
Privately owned gardens laid-out over the past 50 years by the family who own it.

Use the map handed out at the start of your visit to enhance your pleasure and to make sure you don't miss out anything.

At every turn there is something surprising, interesting and unusual in these gardens. A pleasant way to pass an afternoon.
Written September 17, 2016
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norfolkbeachside
London, UK116 contributions
Worth a visit, interesting WW! themed gardens
Aug 2016 • Couples
Have wanted to visit here for some time, as I remember Monty Don visiting in his French Gardens series. Easy to find and park - not busy when we visited in August. You enter via the shop and there is a free laminated guide to the garden - ask for one in English, with numbers to guide you around. The first part was slightly uphill and with narrow paths and some uneven surfaces - may not be suitable for those with a disability. The remainder was on the level. Different "rooms". The most notable were the faces sculpted in large hedges, the box pillars representing soldiers, and the wilder areas with grasses and sculptures. Unfortunately there appears to be a problem with box blight, affecting the sculpted table and sofas - seen on many photos. We had a "The gourmand" at the pleasant cafe with indoor, outside and covered eating areas - for around 4 euros - expecting something similar to a cafe gourmand (with small puddings). However, it consisted of a few wafer biscuits, a sort of jam, and tea of your choice - without milk of course. Enjoyable experience - do-able in a couple of hours - so not massive. Not cheap though at about 9 euros for adult entry, although comparable with the Abbaye de Valloires at this time of year.
Written August 27, 2016
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swift33
swift33224 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2016 • Couples
We visited here because we had heard it featured a WW1 garden - it did 3 large holes to represent the bombing. There were many different gardens to view, and at one time it would have been beautiful but in July 2016 it was all slightly neglected. We only met 4 others visiting and we stayed 2 hours. It was very muddy in many areas and lots of the plants had overgrown the paths. What a shame!
Perhaps some volunteers could bring it back to its former glory.
Not an easy garden to find, in a tiny hamlet not well sign posted.
Written August 2, 2016
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Martyn N
Paris, France74 contributions
A Walk on the Wild Side
Jul 2016
It does, of course depend what you want. If it's the meticulous design of nearby Mazicourt, or the manicured expanses of not-far-away Valloires, Sericourt may not be for you. But then it might.
I'm not a devout garden aficionado, in the sense that my wife is, and I would describe this one as semi-wild; certainly informal. None the worse for that. It seems vast - probably isn't - but there are around 30 designated sections that cover everything from pond life, through wild flower meadow, to Easter Island-inspired topiary. And of course there are thousands of plants, shrubs and trees to intrigue horticultural 'anoraks'.
Reception, personed on the day of our visit, by a pretty and charming young lady, provides a useful map to help you find you way to the numbered sections. There is an appealing shop and nursery and a café canopied by a magnificent vine. Reviewers have suggested the eatery is over-priced. We didn't snack there, but I guess the ambiance is worth any premium that might be charged.
About an hour of Sericourt is enough for me but I can understand some visitors could easily enjoy much much longer.
Be warned - the brochure and its road map lead you to believe the attraction is near Arras. It's no where near Arras! Look for Auxi-le-Chateau and Frevent on your road atlas.
Written August 2, 2016
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melbourneskiers
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Well worth a visit. A must for garden lovers.
Jun 2016 • Couples
We loved it and spent over 90 mins there. It's not hard to find at all. It's right in the village of SERICOURT. So just enter the village name in your sat nav. Plenty of drinks in the cafe and some food (no gluten free though). great nursery too.
Written June 16, 2016
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