Georges Delaselle Garden


Prologue

Delaselle

The Georges Delaselle Garden was originally created in 1897 and is home to more than 2,500 species of plants from all the continents. Located on the eastern tip of Ile de Batz, this garden is a remote oasis on a large area of rock buffeted by the winds.

The garden covers 2.5 hectares and is characterised by two different landscapes separated by a 16th-century Calvary mound.

It is a picturesque and romantic labyrinth with contrasting designs, open views to the surrounding seas and dry-wall terraces. Visitors come upon many surprising areas as they make their way around the garden, ranging from the Bronze Age necropolis embedded in palm lilies (Cordyline), to the Palm Grove, an idyllic jungle dug into the sand, to the Cactus Garden with its green theatre of succulents, to the Maori Garden with its range of colours of New Zealand flax.

The Georges Delaselle Garden is:

  • a romantic and picturesque inspiration in the tradition of oases and Mediterranean gardens.
  • a labyrinth designed for contemplation and the imagination.
  • a composition of 18 different landscapes.
  • a garden which opens out onto the sea.
  • a unique archaeological site from the Bronze Age.
  • a property belonging to the Conservatoire du Littoral.