This is a sloping, 30-are didactic garden, laid out year after year, comprising several ponds - each with a waterfall - ,a rockery, and a small collection of hostas and heucheras in evolution. A retired teacher, Hervé will show you his various lines of espaliered ( double cordons and Verrier palmettes) older fruit varieties. Various shrubs and trees (tulip tree, liquidambar,Japanese maple trees,…) complete the different greenery spaces and squares of aromatic plants. Discovering all these treasures you will feel like prolonging your walk and finally reach the patio - enclosed by hornbeam hedges - where you will enjoy listening to the gentle gurgles of a fountain flanked by two catalpas .

Starting from Liège, take the E25 motorway and leave it in Sprimont, in the direction of THEUX, and then follow the LA REID signposts. Get to the village center, on the left, and park your car as soon as you reach the church. Walk for about 300m towards the village exit taking the rue du Chenal (second on your left) and then the chemin du Hestay (first on your left).

Garden in the countryside on a 30-are plot developed for 25 years in perpetual evolution and divided into:

-Pleasure garden, planted on a slope where rhododendrons are in the majority, but mixed with varieties of hydrangeas.

-Wooden terrace facing south, partly shaded by catalpas.

-Orchard planted with apple and cherry trees.

-Vegetable garden with tomato greenhouse.

From LIEGE Motorway E25 direction Luxembourg, exit AYWAILLE, cross in the direction of Comblain. Second street on the left (direction Croix de Septroux)

Drive 2 km, at the arrival in Sevenroux, Y-shaped crossroads with a dirt road between the two streets, it is rue des Chèvrefeuilles

In dry weather, take the path and park in the field in front of the second house on the left. In rainy weather, stay on the street.

Saturday and Sunday May 21 and 22

“The knotted hornbeams”

Situated on the Herve plateau, exposed to winds and to the cold, lying on a ground consisting of silex and clay, this one-ha garden replaces a former orchard. Rich in curves and bends – not unlike a woman’s statue – it has been designed in stages without the help of any architect. It consists of mixed borders and perennials, leading to green lanes edged with flowers. Because of its openings and perpectives, it invites the visitor to walk on and discover alarge variety of daffodils, thododendrons,azaleas, roses, hydrangeas, acers, salices, viburnums, cornus (among which one ‘Florida’) and hellebores.

E40 motorway, exit 37. Drive towards Herve(N3). After driving for about 800m and passing the Citroën garage, turn left into Rue Sonkeu. At the Ravel bridge, when the road divides to form a Y,  take the righthand branch , which is in fact a cul-de-sac.

"Our garden was a family garden until the early 90s. It has been progressively transformed into a perennial garden, with an emphasis on biodiversity. It is a natural garden of 11 ares, with a pond, dry stone walls, a mini-garden, a greenhouse, a secret corner for our grandchildren, and all this, surrounded by multiple rosebushes, geraniums, hydrangeas, various shrubs, trellised fruit trees, etc...

To really discover it, you have to take your time and move forward step by step. Perhaps you will get the chance to meet elves.”

Coming from Liège N617, on the left bank of the Meuse, cross Amay. At the traffic lights in Ampsin, turn right. Go up and take the 3rd street on the right (rue Nouroûte). Then follow the signs.

A garden can be beautiful in winter: it was a painting, it becomes a drawing.

Strong structures, evergreens, colorful trees (birch), shrubs (dogwood), berries and grasses decorate the garden until February.

These short winter days will be animated by a festive decoration.

Nationale 61, Liège-Verviers. In Nessonvaux, at the pharmacy, turn towards Olne. At the exit of Nessonvaux, turn right towards Soiron. After 1,1 km, turn right, route de Grihanster (Olne). After 1.1 km you will reach Grihanster road (Nessonvaux). GPS coordinates N50.57666 E5.74750




10th anniversary

Englebermont castle and estate, B-4120 NEUPRE ( Rotheux)

Entrance fee : 6 € per person.

Coming from Liège along the N63 (Liège-Marche) road, drive straight on until you arrive in Rotheux (Neupré), at a distance of about 16 kms from Liège. Look for the American Ardennes military cemetery (on your right). You will then come to a roundabout. Take the third exit (Rotheux). Then drive for about one km and take the second road on your right (rue des deux églises). You will come to the main Rotheux church and then, following the signposts, turn right ,into Rue Maflot, which will take you to the festival car park.

In the heart of the Hesbaye, a garden of passionate people arranged with 4 hands. A romantic backyard and a vegetable garden decorate the 13 ares surface. It hosts a large number of modern and older roses, associated with a multitude of perennials, trees and shrubs, colored and scented throughout the year.

Opening their garden allows the owners to share and to make beautiful encounters.

Highway E40 Liège-Brussels exit 30 Crisnée, N14 in the direction of Donceel. Follow the signs. Bus 83

An ornamental and collector's garden of 12 ares including more than 120 species of trees, leafy shrubs and dwarf conifers. Rose beds and rare perennials complete the flower beds. Numerous clematises. Special attention has been paid to shapes and foliages.

E42 motorway, direction Verviers-Prüm, exit 8 (Spa). Take the N640 towards Polleur and Jehanster. After passing in front of the church in Jehanster, follow the signposting.

A 25-are garden of English inspiration. Wide mixed borders, pond, green arbours where rambler roses, ancient roses, asters and other perennials mix harmoniously.

E25, Liège-Luxembourg motorway, exit 48, then N66 towards Hamoir. Drive for 7 kms. At the second road junction on the left( Ferrières) turn right towards Grimonster, rue du Ferot and drive for about 2 kms.

Away from prying eyes, our garden is a small green refuge for daily relaxation. The lawn's cut-out contours offer pretty little paths. Several spaces and flowerbeds harmoniously animate the whole garden and make you want to walk through it.

Between a beautiful profusion of perennials, grasses and rosebushes, one can enjoy pure relaxation.

From Liège, take the E42 exit 9. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit Rue d'Andenne/N921 for 2km. Turn left into Rue de Huy/N643.

At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit Rue de Hannut/N80. After 4km, turn left into Rue de Wasseiges/N652. After 4km, turn right on Rue de la Brasserie.

Located in Condroz near the Hoyoux river, this 40 ares sloping garden offers a semi-natural aspect. Its openings and perspectives lined with numerous trees (birch and maple), shrubs (beech, spirea, dwarf conifers) and perennials of collection (daylilies, hostas) invite to a walk. A pond and a small vegetable garden complete the picture.

From Liège, take the national road 63 in the direction of Marche-en-Famenne, exit Clavier. At Clavier Station, take the direction of Les Avins, then Havelange. Turn right, rue de la Chapelle (there is one), before the bridge over the Hoyoux. The garden is located 100 meters further on the right.

Parking Mélard

This large  garden (about 6000 sq. metres), drawn by landscape designer S. Delsemme, is divided into three parts. The first one, where we grow irises, peonies, roses, etc. overhangs a large clump of rhododendrons. In the second one, several springs flow into a pond which is in fact the source of the river Julienne which merges into the Meuse in Hermalle. Between the two, stretches a larges orchard, adorned with flower banks and planted with fruit, chestnut and walnut trees.

Numerous maze-like beech hedges run through the place.

Motorway E40 Liège-Aachen, exit Blégny, turn left into N604. After about 4 kms, turn right into rue du Thier, then rue Tempiet and follow the marking. Bus 68

Passionate about garden architecture, Marie-Anne Morant designed hers by accentuating the differences in level and playing with perspective and colors. As you walk through the garden, you discover nooks and crannies that set different moods. The garden is conductive to daydreaming with the landscape open to the countryside, but is particularly intended for children where games of water, ball, snowshoes, pirates, hide-and-seek ... delight both young and old.

From Liège, take the N3 towards Herve. In Fléron, at the second traffic circle, turn right towards Magnée. After 700m, at the crossroads, turn left. At the entrance of Magnée, turn left 3 times.

A 12-are, long and narrow garden. Well-groomed and harmonious at the start, the flower-beds become wilder and more rustic as one moves away from the house. You will find here a vegetable garden, a small pond with a cascade, and terraces scattered all over a garden which has English rosebushes, clematis, hostas and boxwood.

E-42, Liège-Namur motorway, exit 5. Follow Verlaine traffic signs.

As a garden, I was born 31 years ago : before that, I was a mere pasture surrounding a big ash tree.

Right now, I consist of 5 areas :

In front of the house, a small enclosed garden, with a pond and trimmed box bushes has become an island of peace !

Behind the house, an area of about 50 ares is being landscaped little by little, depending on the time and budget available.

An orchard has replaced the sheep’s pasture.

A big vegetable garden feeds my two hard-working gardeners !

In the western area, a new pond has been arranged and provides an oasis of freshness for a well-deserved rest.

Route du Condroz Liège-Marche (N63 road).When you reach the so-called « rond-point des vaches »  (the cows’ roundabout) in Nandrin, you turn right towards Dinant.4,7 kms further, at the next (second) roundabout), take the first exit towards Huy. At the third roundabout, take the first exit towards Outrelouxhe. At the fourth roundabout, drive straight ahead. At the entrance of the village ‘Les Gottes’ take the third exit and then the first road on the right .

A 17-are garden, partly sloping, planted with trees and flowers, designed for lounging about around small water pieces. Maple trees, rosebushes, rare shrubs,colours and scents changing all the time

From Liège over the Route du Condroz (N 63), after the cross-road of Boncelles, at the trafic light turn left in the direction Méry, Hony and continue on 3.5 km. Turn right Avenue du Midi and than left after the railway bridge. Through the Ourthe valley, cross the bridge in Méry and than immediately on the left through the Canal street to Hony

Small enclosed town garden, of about 150 square meters, with terraces and a fountain, embellished by an Empire dovecote. In the shade of the Liège cathedral, the garden lies at the back of an old 18th century house prolonged by a castiron greenhouse looking out on the garden

At the Place Cathédrale, take the Rue Saint Paul and the first street on the right.

A 24 are garden. Ornamental pond and rockery in which mountain plants from all over the world have acclimatized.. Various dry walls and an alpine greenhouse are devoted to the breeding to the breeding of mountain plants. Perennials, shrubs and rosebushes are sacttered all over the garden.

From Chênée (Liège) take the RN30 in the direction of Spa/Bastogne. On your way to the top of the hill, take the first street on your left. This is the Avenue Albert 1, which becomes the Voie de Liège

A 15-are urban garden in the form of a three-level terrace surrounding the eighteenth-century main building erected on the former remparts of Liège. A 360° vista of the City. The southern exposure and the presence of old walls is favourable to meridional species: lavender, fig trees, cactuses, apricot trees, vines. Hundred-years-old chestnut tree and beech, fountains, pleasure vegetable garden, urban poultry yard.

Leave your car in the St Lambert underground car park and walk in the direction of Mont St-Martin. When the road turns, near the church, take to the left until you reach n° 75. With luck you may manage to park your car in the Mont St-Martin street, but the possibilities are very limited

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