The gardens of the Manoir Eyrignac
The gardens of the Manoir Eyrignac, enrolled in historical Monuments since 1986, are undoubtedly the most Beautiful gardens of Périgord . They have been open to the public since 1987 and it is no coincidence that they receive almost 100 000 visitors every year.
No less than 300 plant sculptures are presented in these places. Trimmed hedges and lawns mix harmonieusemnet with a few pieces of water.
Masterpiece of topiary art, these gardens consist mainly of 4 essences of trees and bushes: the charms, the IFS, the Buis and the cypresses offer you a magnificent and different rendering throughout the year varying during the seasons and hours In different shades of green, that's why they are open to visit every day of the year.
Everything is implemented to privilege the exception in a garden: a tradition of the size to Lancienne that is to say with the chalk and hand, the careful finishing work of the lawns bordered with remarkably tamed plants.
An exceptional family patrimony, the Domaine Eyrignac belongs to the same family for more than 500 years, or 22 generations. It's Louis Antoine Gabriel, Marquis de Costes de la Calprenède who initiated the design of the French gardens in the 18th century, of the latter there are only the fountains, the basins and the statues, they were later transformed into an English garden. ur follow the fashion of the time until the 20th century. It was then that Gilles Sermadiras de Pouzols de Lile in the Sixties undertook from the plans and illustrations found to return to the gardens their route and their original splendour. John Sermadiras is now the worthy heir and continues with my passion the work undertaken by his own.
You will also discover numerous flowers, such as the beautiful White Rose Garden, created on the edge of the large gardens which adds poetry and lightness to these places.
Everything lies in detail, carefully calculated pruning and planting of the bushes create exceptional eye-shadowing perspectives, the lines seem parallel counteracting the vanishing point that should appear with the distance, that's where All the genius of landscape architects.
In perpetual evolution, the gardens offer you to discover 4 new poetic and colorful worlds: The Spring garden, the vegetable garden, the Florist garden and the flower meadows. But we tell you little more, you have to come and discover them and feel the indescribable atmosphere.
Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April from 10am to 7pm without interruption Easter treasures
The children will be able to deliver the mapinous and be rewarded with a chocolate sweetness; Parents will solve puzzles and win a reward!
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June from 9.30 am to 7pm without interruption, Go to the Gardens "Europe of Gardens"
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June from 9.30 am to 7pm, the gardeners are present to give an idea of the regular maintenance carried out throughout the year in Eyrignac: Plant size with hand and line shear, lawn maintenance (mowing, scarification, aeration , ...) As well as all the finishing work that enhances the background work.
How can we not also talk about the buisness treatments? Today everyone is concerned, whether by the borer of the Buis, coming from Asia, or by diseases of the dieback of the Buis (Cylindrocladium Buxicola and Volutella buxi).
Gardeners favour Natural products (slurries, plant extracts,...) and biological treatments (Bacillus Thuringiensis) to control diseases and pests and will share with visitors their methodology and their return of experience.
White picnics every Monday night of the summer from July 16 to August 20, 2017
Open-air festive evening: An ephemeral event in a unique place. Dancing party, White outfit, picnic on the lawns, cocktail bar, light games and fireworks
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September from 9.30 am to 7pm without interruption
Heritage Days: Opening of the manor and tour of the backstage of the gardens
Visitors can tread the lawns in the heart of the aisles, discover the details of the topiary, walk around the arabesques of the French flowerbed, enjoy the alley of the charms and the alley of the vases from the inside.
Patrick and Sermadiras will share the intimacy of the manor house, their family home for 22 generations: They welcome visitors in the kitchen to enjoy savoury and sweet treats, the dining room and the living room, in all conviviality.
Antique Vintage Car Show
NEW: Guided tour every day in July – August at 11am (on reservation)
Quiz for children aged 4 to 13, available at the reception of the Gardens (French and English)
Family Pass -€39
(2 adults and up to 3 children or teenagers)
Child under the age of five -Free
Children from 5 to 10 years old -€6.50
11 to 18 year old teenager -€8.50
Student (upon presentation of a supporting document)-€10.50
Disabled person -€7.90 (reduced rate for accompanying)
Dates and times
The gardens are open
Every day of the year without exception.
1 January to 31 March:
From 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm at nightfall.
From 10 am to 7 pm without interruption
1 May to 30 September:
From 9.30 am to 7 pm without interruption
1 to 31 October:
From 10 am to nightfall without interruption *
1 November to 31 December:
From 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm at nightfall
* Opening of the ticket office until 7 pm