Dordogne Gardens | Bamboo Gardens of Planbuisson in the Dordogne
Bamboo Gardens of Planbuisson in the Dordogne
The Gardens of Planbuisson is a large bamboo and grasses garden covering 1.5 hectares. The collections include more than 180 species of bamboo and 210 species of grasses from around the world.
The large variety of grasses is also something not often seen in one place and makes an interesting trip and is certainly different from other French gardens, which are usually much more formal and manicured.
The garden was created in 1989 by Michel Bonfils as a private collection and is now managed by a garden association.
There is a plant nursery on site with knowledgeable staff where you can purchase various types of bamboos and grasses to take home and pant in your garden or give as a gift.
The Gardens of Planbuisson were given the label of Jardin Remarquable (remarkable garden) in 2005 and it won the Dordogne’s garden prize in 2003.
There is a small entrance fee to the garden which goes toward it upkeep of the gardens,
The gardens are situated in Le Buisson de Cadouin in the Dordogne