Among the sites on the Loiret Rose Route are castles with rose-flowered gardens: the Chamerolles Castle and its perfume museum, the Bussière Castle and its remarkable garden with a flowering vegetable garden of the 18th century.
And, of course, parks and rose gardens: the Javelière Manor Park and its national conservatory of botanical
roses, the Grandes Bruyères Arboretum and its rose garden.
But also two of my favourite rose gardens. First, in Meung sur Loire, the Jardins de Roquelin, an incredible English garden where roses are magnified. It must be said that its owner is a
passionate person who worked for André Eve.
The latter was a great rose grower based in Pithiviers (his personal garden is also part of the Rose Road) and created my second favourite site: the Roseraie de Morailles, in the photo. Situated
near Pithiviers, this magnificent rose garden served as a showcase for the roses created and sold by André Eve. It displays the characteristics of the gardens he designed: a winding grass path
leads through the various rose beds, mainly combined with perennials. A few shrubs, a few trees and structures, all designed to enhance the roses in harmony with the perennials.