55 km from the Chambres d'Hôtes L'Echappée Belle, you will find the Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères. It is a 14 hectare park located in the heart of the Orleans forest in Ingrannes.
The history of this private park began in 1969 when Brigitte and Bernard de la Rochefoucauld bought the land. It was an almost impenetrable agricultural wasteland. After clearing the land, the
first planting began in 1973. Its collections of magnolias, American oaks and dogwoods are recognised nationally and it is classified as a remarkable garden.
Today the Arboretum contains 7000 plants from Europe, North America and the Far East, arranged according to their geographical origin.