Loire Valley small group garden tours
Experience the Loire Valley through its gardens, food and wine, staying within a private estate surrounded by a thoughtfully designed garden in the heart of the Loire Valley.
We have carefully tailored a Loire valley garden tour to include the best of the gardens that the Loire Valley has to offer. There will be many highlights during your stay, including many fine wines and local seasonal produce to give you a real flavour of France.
During your Loire valley garden tour you will have a chance to experience the best of the local chefs for your lunch each day. Evening meals are hosted at the Moulin de Maulne where we will use the seasonal produce from our own organic kitchen garden as well as local meats, fish, cheese and patisserie accompanied by carefully selected regional wines.
Our extensive 30 acre property is surrounded by a small valley with it’s own trout river. It has its own private access and beautiful, uninterrupted views in all directions. Moulin de Maulne has a rich historical background spanning many centuries. Tastefully restored, it preserves all of the character of the old Mill.
When designing the gardens my inspiration came not just from the local landscape but I also saw the possibility to use ideas from Beth Chatto’s gravel garden and Piet Oudolf’s style, making a very naturalistic planting that is in harmony with the surrounding environment.
Having become an admirer of the region, it’s architecture, gardens, food and wine, and it’s style of life, I’m more than happy to be able to use my experience of the last sixteen years of living here, to share with you the best of what Loire Valley has to offer.