Le parc du Château de la Ferrière

A walk in the park

34 acres of  lawn, wood and wild thickets around the château. Follow the narrow paths under many Platanus planted in the 18th century, beeches, chestnut trees, sequoias, yews, ash trees, oaks and Lambert’s cypress.
In fallow lands in the boarders of the park, the “early risers” will meet uncountable squirrels, hares and roe deers…
Behind the castle, over 3 acres is the American Garden, designed and planted in 2008. A vibrant tribute to the American and Canadian soldiers who landed three kilometers away from our castle, June 6th 1944…
But it is also a tribute to the 30 000 french soldiers who trained in Bayeux in 1774, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to fight under Lafayette’s order for the Independance of the Americans. It is the “Camp de Vaussieux”, a very important episode of the glorious French-American relationship over the last three centuries.
The fourteen “chambers” of the AMERICAN GARDEN contain a hundred of different shrubs and flowers all imported from America and from Canada. The United States take the lion’s share with Calycanthus, Liquidambar, Catalpa, Sassafra, tulip trees, Cornus Florida, Halesia Carolina, Aronia, Zenobia, Oxydendrons, Rhododendrons, bergamot, Franklinia, botanical roses from California, Montana, Arkansas, etc.