The most beautiful gardens in Sundgau
To the right of the castle of Hirtzbach, Charles de Reinach had arranged, in the 19th century, an English garden, populated with beeches, ash trees, pines and other rarer trees under our skies including a pedunculate oak registered in the supplementary inventory historical monuments. A stream and three ponds where swans and ducks frolic give it a pleasant note of freshness.
Open to the public, the complex houses several buildings including, to the left of the entrance, the last Sundgau ice house, where ice was stored cut from the frozen surface of the ponds.
Opposite the entrance to the park, on the islet called Sainte-Hélène, there is a chalet, the stake, which serves as a wood reserve. Beyond the icebox, another chalet, to the right of the driveway, was used for drying the boards, while the one copied from a model in the canton of Lucerne, at the end of the road, allowed the recovery to be stored.
Something to discover the magic of plants and nature in a very natural setting.
The whole garden is worked in a very strong ecological approach.
A nursery is present at the end of the visit for those who want to spruce up their garden. Plants are produced with garden plants or home grown seedlings/cuttings. Perennials, a few rare shrubs, hops and a few tomato plants (35 varieties) will be on offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to the garden.
Open from May 1 to September 30, 2024.
Designed in 2009 by the Friends of the Château de Ferrette, the medieval garden of "Courtil de St Fiacre" is made up, as in the Middle Ages, of squares, each of which has a very specific vocation: square of herbs, medicinal plants, legumes or even magic plants ...
The organization of the garden scrupulously respects the indications provided by the Capitulary of Charlemagne or even by the plan of St Gall.
Possibility of guided tour of the garden for groups.
It is a 40-acre promenade garden that is both structured and wild, abundant and full of nooks and crannies where it is good to relax in the middle of a great diversity of plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, roses, ferns.