16/06:

Category: General
Posted by: Alison
17th and 18th June 2017
I will joining other producer/nurseries this weekend for our annual get together at Chateau Bellanau. As the weather is set fair for the event why not join us for some very special plants in the highly regarded "Romantic" gardens of the Chateau, just by the landing beach at "Utah". the Chateau was the first to be liberated on D Day.
All the details of the event, including the evening concert and garden illuminations can be found on www.jardindebellanau.com

29/05:

Category: General
Posted by: Alison
2017
What a dreadful year so far. Frosts continuing right up to the third week of May. Lets hope the rest of the year will smile on us.

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26/05:

Category: General
Posted by: Alison
Special day
4th and 5th June 2016
The garden will be opening for the national event "Rendez-Vous aux Jardins" The garden entry fee will be donated to "a Chacun son Everest" via the open gardens scheme. I hope people will give support for a worthy charity. It is estimated that 75% of all childhood and young persons cancers and leukemias. are now curable. It is the aim of "a Chacun son Everest" to support both psychologically and physically those undergoing the fight for cure.

In Brief
4 and 5 June garden and nursery open 10 - 12 and 14 - 18 each day
2.50 euros entry to garden for all adults. Children and students( etudiants) free
There is limited parking in the field. The gravel court in front of the house is to be reserved for those with handicap.
Bring a picnic if you would like during lunchtime when we are officially closed,but take your litter with you

26/05:

Category: General
Posted by: Alison
Bad News

Sorry to say that an entry fee is to be imposed starting with the 2016 season on garden visit. 2.50euros for all adults is not too heavy.
I have had to hire help with the mowing and other heavy garden tasks, but as a walk around the garden is now an increasing pleasure I am sure you will not mind too much
Category: General
Posted by: Alison
We have today launched our new gallery page which has a selection of photos taken at La Jouberie.

Please visit our gallery page to view the photos, and I hope you enjoy them.
Category: General
Posted by: Alison
We have survived another summer of secheur, the worst yet, but the shows continue stock or no stock.
The update on the balance of events for 2010 is as follows

18/19 September at La Jouberie - Annual open days 10.00- 12.30 and 14.00-18.00 each day
Journees du Patrimoine
House/gardens and nursery all open

Free tea and cake for all visitors

25/26 September at Manoir du Tourp, Cap de la Hague - Plantes et Saveurs d'Automne
details office de tourisme de la Hague
0233 01 86 15

10 October at Manoir de la Guyardiere, 61700 La haute Chapelle (near Domfront)
- Plantes en Fete
details
0233 38 52 41
Category: General
Posted by: Alison
Last time I wrote that I was praying for rain now I pray for the rain to stop.
Some thoughts for 2010

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17/07: Wot no rain

Category: General
Posted by: Alison
A few reflections on drought for those who like me have had no proper rainfall for nearly 2 months.

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22/05: Show Dates

Category: General
Posted by: Alison
Alison Sykes Gardens will be at the following shows and hope to meet you there-

Evreux cote jardin 23 - 24 May

Rendez vous aux Jardins Alencon 6 - 7 June

Decoration et Jardins Crouttes - Vimoutiers 13 - 14 June

With regret the nursery at Viessoix will be closed on the above dates.