Plants have been used to heal and soothe for centuries in Ellezelles: a tradition Les Jardins de la grange is keen to keep alive and share.
The site tries to raise awareness on how fragile nature is and tries to preserve the local flora and fauna. To do this, the association has opened 6 themed gardens to the public:
- Butterfly garden
- Water garden
- Bird garden
- Simples garden
- Vegetable patch
Inspired by medieval times and stretching over 50 ares, they highlight forgotten species (plants, fruit, vegetables), medicinal plants and aromatic herbs.... as well as the use of some varieties in the environment: green wood for borders, fences and pergolas (willow, hazelnut, chestnut trees...)
The association makes herbal teas from their harvests, mixed with organic and foraged plants.
- The site organises open days: solo visits or guided tours (in which case, please book in advance)
- Visits for groups (15-25 persons) can be arranged (please book in advance)
Cafe - Shop - Parking
Guide available/groups - EN - FR - NL