Gardens of the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere

Gardens of the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere

Gardens of the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Conservatoire National de la tomate (700 variétés), Collection Nationale du dahlia (400 variétés) et un parc de 60 ha à découvrir.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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virginie p
Paris, France46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
3 nights with delicious and copious breakfast. Fantastic place, beautiful swimming pool, beautiful and large rooms, very well decorated, very good service, very quiet place. Perfect location between all the Castels. Price more than ok. Will come back without any hesitations !
Written July 9, 2019
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maddif247
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We wanted to go see some of the very well known castles within the Loire Valley, but due to difficulty in getting to them, we were unable to see them. I did lots of research to find other castles that we could go visit that aren't as popular and came across this one.

We caught the train from Tours and it was just an extra 20-minute walk to get there through the streets of the old town, which in itself was very quaint. It was quite easy to get there!

This castle is just stunning and the gardens are beautiful. We went during the low season and in the winter, so the gardens weren't in full bloom, but it was still incredibly charming. It is definitely a castle that should be given more attention as it is a beautiful one that should not be missed!
Written January 9, 2019
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Henry D
London, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
An excellent hotel with great rooms at a good price. the breakfast is good and the food very good but maybe not substantial enough.
Written August 28, 2015
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sherbert B
Melbourne, Australia100 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
We visited the Chateau as I am a keen gardener who grows tomatoes. Though hardly expecting advanced planting, there was nothing in ground, tomatoes in hot houses but the most disappointing part was the total absence of staff or anyone doing anything. The shop lady was helpful but this was not her area and the gardens were deserted. We wandered but gained little. Next day's visit to Villandry showed the season was not a total loss at this time and so I felt cheated we came hoping for at least some insight of the Chateau's work but gained nothing.
Written April 16, 2016
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Babs Y
College Station, TX12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We biked with our four kids (ages 8-18) on rented bikes, from Amboise to this chateau. Since it is more of a hotel, and not a public tourist spot, it was very peaceful be on the grounds. We couldn't tour the chateau, since were not guests, but we paid a small fee in the gift shop to access the grounds, which were something to see! The trees, the landscaping, and the old moat were awesome. We had apple pie in the cafe before biking back to Amboise. I woul
Written September 23, 2019
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carlosmp
Rio de Janeiro, RJ5,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We stayed at the château for some days. In the first day we visited the gardens, with the tomato plantings, the many trees and natural spaces. The whole is very nice, well kept, and this makes the château a very nice place to visit. Worth going.
Written November 6, 2018
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Richard_01_2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Beautiful place with amazing garden and forest. Cosy and charming atmosphere. Rooms are really cute. Great salon with the typical fire place. Excellent breakfast and very professional and nice service.
Written October 3, 2018
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Clinton A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Early in the season but the chef was still keen to show us the garden and help us explore and appreciate various varieties in the garden. Our daughters were lucky enough to feed a 2 week old lamb!! Delicious fresh soup, salad and bruschetta for lunch. Beautiful setting. Book ahead for lunch or dinner!!
Written April 15, 2018
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John R
London, UK326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Another chateau on the Loire, well it is above the Cher just before it joins the Loire.

This chateau boasts a collection of tomato varieties unique in France and perhaps Europe. Many of them were growing in the garden and displaying fruits of different sizes and colours. Red, yellow, purple, orange, striped, round, oval, pepper shaped. What a variety developed over the five hundred years since they were brought back from South America.
Written September 11, 2017
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Chris G
Colchester, UK148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This chateau has several functions - as a hotel, with tennis courts, a swimming pool and pleasant gardens; as a garden attraction in its own right; a showcase for a training school in growing tomatoes, of which there are apparently 700 different varieties; and lastly an eclectic collection of flowers, chickens and whatever else comes to mind.

The tomato plants are amazing, all different colours and species (many with English names). There are local experts explaining details to erudite visitors; in August many of the tomatoes and other vegetables had grown to enormous proportions, probably to enable them to seed. Nearby is a magnificent display of dahlias and a simple hump built to enable the visitor to survey the working farm and a variety of other attractions.

None of this is smooth or photogenic, that's its charm. It's a fascinating counterpart to the great 'potager' gardens in the better known chateaux around.

There is a shop from which you can buy the usual over-priced souvenirs.

A practical hint or two : RHS membership gives free entry to the gardens. The chateau's website suggests that individual entry is only available with a guide, which is clearly a mistake as everyone was doing their own wander but guides are available for tours or experts in tomatoes. And check the opening hours before you visit.
Written September 8, 2017
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