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Visit of the garden of La Bonne Maison

Visit of the garden of La Bonne Maison

Located on the hillside, on the heights of Lyon, the garden of La Bonne Maison is a charming botanical break at the gates of the capital of Gaul. Enclosed with walls, the garden is structured by hedges, small walls and stairs intended to take advantage of the natural slope of the land while avoiding its erosion. From April to frost, its beds and pergolas crumble under the flowering of roses, of which more than 800 varieties are represented here thanks to an important research and exchange work with botanists and collectors. Other climbers very present: clematis with more than 100 different varieties. The garden of La Bonne Maison is also worth its collections of bulbs, daffodils and botanical tulips, the flowering show of which begins in March.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House In spring, let us admire the spectacle of a Salix caprea Pendula whose shimmering branches lengthen until caressing the daffodils which flourish under its antlers.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House A neighboring ironworker was used to make the hoops intended to support the roses and other climbing plants.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House Half child, half fairy, half undine, "Deeping Sarah" adds to the magic of the place by its mere presence.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House Protected by the delicate shade of a wisteria, the lynx watches over the garden.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House The upper part and the lower part of the garden are separated by a large dirt road, bordered by iris, poppies, botanical peonies and herbs.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House The flowering of the roses spans from April - with the Chinese and Persian roses - until the frosts.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House Over the years, the area of ​​one hectare enclosed by walls has been structured and landscaped thanks to the creation of small walls, stairs and lawns.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House The garden of the Good House is also worth by its collection of bulbs which create multicolored carpets under the shrubs.

The gardens of the Good House


The gardens of the Good House The space is structured in 5 gardens, the entrance of each of which is marked by a pergola. Here we are about to cross the pergola on the dirt road.