I made the most of the sunshine earlier in the week while I was in Coutances. I took these quick pics on my phone in the Jardin des Plantes. It’s one of Normandy’s oldest gardens and is a mix of French and English influences.

Coutances - A Normandy Garden

The team of gardeners work hard to keep it looking immaculate. I always look forward to the themed planting. There is always a focal point. In previous years I’ve seen a 2CV car, a bee, an art easel, Disney characters a three tier cake and a bicycle for the Tour de France. They certainly are creative. The photos below are from previous years.


Currently the planting is colourful rather than themed. Beds of purples and pinks contrast with yellows and oranges.

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The garden is spread over several levels. Children can amuse themselves in the playground area and also have fun racing up the raised maze.

The remainder of the week was changeable weather-wise. However, the sun is out again. I’ve cut the lawn and also sat outside in the sun for a while. I do hope my guests are enjoying the good weather and will get the chance to visit the gardens which is just across the square from the cathedral. This is the view from the garden entrance looking towards Coutances cathedral.

Coutances - A Normandy Garden

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