Jungle Garden Karlostachys

Jungle Garden Karlostachys, Eu: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Jungle Garden Karlostachys Reviews: 5/5

Jungle Garden Karlostachys
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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wild exotic garden between see, normandy & picardie.botanical collection of bambous, hedychium, rhododendron, eucalypt, hydrangea... more of 7000 sp, ON APPOINTMENT only
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Emil J
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
A unique collection of temperate plants from around the world, in one forest!!
Jul 2019 • Couples
This collection was one of a kind. If you are seeking something that the normal botanical garden wouldn't have, this is the place to visit. The tour is full of scents, big and small plants with a rich history that Charles will show and explain to you. The cost 50 euros, was for me the perfect price for this wonderfull experience. The tour was about 1,5 hour and if you have time around 30 minutes you can maybe visit his greenhouse to see what he is woking on. I can truely recommend this! 5 out of 5 from Denmark
Written July 17, 2019
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Emgglez
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Fantastic!
Aug 2018 • Family
I visited Charles’ garden together with a friend and two teenagers, we all loved it.
It was raining quite a lot, Charles was kind enough to let us borrow his two spare raincoats and still gave us a wonderful tour despite the weather.
The plant collection was very interesting and the garden is stunning and beautiful. I will definitely visit it agin.
Written August 13, 2018
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Martijn Suijkerbuijk
3 contributions
Special and different
Jun 2018 • Family
The tour is very fun to do. Charles has lots of knowledge and tells with enthusiasm about the plants. We were here last Thursday (June), and didn't know what we would find, but it was interesting to learn about Charles' garden.

I guess it is more fun when you like plants, but as most people do, you'll probably like it! It is something special, since there is not much like this in and around Normandy.

Plus, we bought some of his plants.
Written June 10, 2018
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Sergei K
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Hidden gem for every plantlover
May 2018 • Family
After deciding to make a cartrip in France this was our first stop from Amsterdam. What we didnt know is that you have reserve in advance nevertheless the owner arived within 10 minutes after we called him we have made an appointment to take a tour at a more convinient time. The garden was waking up from its sleep mode some plants were still not fully developed because we were early in the season. Best time is july august. Bring shoes that may get dirty. Alot of amazing plants that you normaly not see anywhere together like this. We bought a baby giant rhododendron as a souvenir.
Written May 3, 2018
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petern0rris1
Boston, MA3 contributions
Fall visit to Jardin Karlostachys
Sep 2017 • Friends
If you visit this exotic wonderland get ready for a big surprise! Charles has assembled a truly fantastic collection of semi-tropical and temperate plants, including many rarities and ones you have never seen before. It was the highlight of our tour through Normandy during which we visited 13 gardens in the fall of 2017. Must not be missed! Charles is an extremely knowledgable and friendly host. Highly recommended.
Written October 8, 2017
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Denise C
London, England, United Kingdom50 contributions
Not your average Garden! Be prepared for surprises
Apr 2017 • Couples
Despite having a home in this part of France for over 15 years this is the first time I had heard of this garden and so did not at all know what to expect. If you like your gardens neatly kept with bountiful roses and borders then this is not that sort of garden, it is WILD. Built in the middle of forest/woodland close to Eu, Charles - who is fascinating and charming guide (plus he speaks English) - walked us through and pointed out things we would never even have noticed or remarked. He is passionate about the plants he has sourced from his travels all over the world and can tell you an enormous amount about their habitats, growth, flowers etc. In late April the "garden" is just beginning to wake up but there is a tremendous amount to see even so. We will go back in the summer to see the differences but now we can see the trees, bamboos, smaller flowers, shoots beginning to emerge ..... Was I impressed? Yes & No. Yes but the sheer scale and passion but you could miss so much with a knowledgable guide. Is it a jungle?? It certainly will be, that is for sure. At 10 euros for nearly 2 hours this is not bad value either (to an English person). It is worth it just to spend 2 hours in Charles' company.
You do need to book, just be warned, the garden is only opened when there are visits planned but he opened for just 2 of us when we went. No questions asked. (I even bought Ginger plant)
Written May 2, 2017
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Thank you for your visit and comment, all the best from the jungle garden
Written May 6, 2017
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Miguel L
Leuven, Belgium2 contributions
Beautiful jungle garden
Jan 2017 • Family
We did a tour with Charles, the owner and creator of that beautiful and rich garden. Although the season was not ideal, this garden shows a lot of potential with tons of unique plants.
Written January 7, 2017
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Mathieu G
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Exotic garden in Normandie !!!
Dec 2016
Very exceptional place of botanic ressourcement . A must and worthwhile the detour !
A magical little jungle in the hart of Europe.
Bamboos , eucalyptus, ginger , bananas, etc.
Written December 28, 2016
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Rob G
Cheltenham, UK9 contributions
Fantastic Plant collectors garden
Oct 2016
If you're interested in unusual plants this is a great place to visit - we were lucky enough to stumble across its existence whilst surfing the Internet for things to do in the area, and I must say it was a great find!
Charles was a brilliant host and guide, and despite the majority of our guided tour being in French - we visited with a majority French speaking group - he was more than happy to translate when necessary.
However even without translation it was worth it just to see the fantastic collection of plants he has amassed on his overseas travels. I would highly recommend this 'garden' - it is very much a forest garden, not what most Brits would refer to as a garden - to anyone interested in woodland plants, unusual specimens or anything that is a bit off the beaten track.
We will be visiting again soon
Written October 23, 2016
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Thisisdoingmyheadin
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Wonderful time in the Jardin Jungle
Aug 2016 • Family
My wife, our daughter and I visited the jungle not knowing much about it. We were very pleasantly surprised when we got there. There was such an array of fauna and flora -the jungle was literally teaming with life. Charles was very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject matter. We saw brightly coloured salamanders, many frogs, dragonflies and so many other creatures all around us and crossing the natural paths that wound their way through the jungle. We learnt great deal about the varied and exotic plant life in the jungle. A wonderful excursion. Thank you. William, Tania and Amelie.
Written August 24, 2016
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Thanks a lot for your visit, all the best, Charles from the Jungle Garden
Written August 25, 2016
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