Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Where the senses relate to man...

This site, unique in France and in Europe, invites you on one of the most beautiful journeys in the Périgord Noir...

Unique gardens in Europe

A stone's throw from Sarlat and Lascaux, this major tourist and cultural site combines the art of Gardens with the history of mankind. An evocation of the history of gardens since early Roman times in 13 natural landscapes, as surprising as they are enchanting, where you will find the invariables of the world' s gardens: water, wind-movement, terraces, flora, and perspectives..

2,000 rose bushes, 20,000 perennials, 2,500 boxwood plants, 120 water jets, more than 150 plant species, 8,000 trees and shrubs including rare species, terraces, the Garden Theatre, the plant tunnel, glades, a belvedere, water gardens, etc. are all set out on six hectares of terraced land overlooking the River Vézère.

To reveal the very essence of the gardens to visitors, all visits are guided and last 1h10. The gardens were inspired by Mayor Pierre DELMON's desire to create a site combining the history of the city and that of its gardens.

Practical information 

The Gardens are open from April to the end of September.

Visits are exclusively guided. Disabled access is limited to part of the site.

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