Gardening is an art; each garden a painting, a universe in which we are the privileged visitor.
The Jardins de Cadiot were founded by Anne-Marie and Bernard Decottignes. They are made up of ten gardens, in 2 hectares of land, each one having a different colour theme. There are three terraces, each 300 metres long, with over 1500 varieties of plants which ensure a continuous display of flowers throughout the season. Among them are a collection of old roses, grasses, hydrangeas, hemerocallis, salvia, monarda, poppies, peonies, Japanese maples etc. Sculptures are to be found throughout the gardens making this a unique cultural site. Its contemporary creations have been published in national and international magazines.
Many years ago, well before the sixteenth century, Cadiot was a prosperous village, with terraces overlooking the Dordogne River. Now all that remains are the terraces which we have transformed into gardens. We discovered the magic and the mystery of this place in the 80’s and were inspired to bring it back to life by working the land and creating the gardens.