The Ephemeral Gardens

The Ephemeral Gardens were created in 2000.  Located in the heart of the marshes of Saint-Fraigne, on the banks of the river Aume, they are flooded every winter then drained and re-created in the spring with a new cultural adventure.

Every year artists and landscape gardeners take up the challenge and present their own space with a new theme.

Throughout the season the plants grow into floral compositions that invade our senses with their perfume, grasses are like curtains waving in the wind, the environment evolves and the colours change.

In this riverside atmosphere art mingles with nature to please the eye of the visitor. A wonderful adventure for both adults and children to enjoy in this strange world combining nature and culture.

The 2018 Garden festival

Public opening Saturday 2nd June at 10:30 am


An ideal opportunity to spend quality time with the family.

For 17 years the Ephemeral Gardens have been uniting artists, sculpters and amateur gardeners around a communal project which attracts more than 3,000 visitors each year between the first weekend of June and the second Sunday of October. These artists and gardeners are asked to imagine and create a garden that can be used and enjoyed.


This year the creators, both professional and semi-professional, were chosen to mix art and nature around the theme :




The 2018 Creators



Opening hours


Open from the 2nd June until the 14th October 2017.


2nd June to 14th October

Open Saturday and Sunday - 10:30am to 7pm (ticket office closes at 6pm)


1st July to 31st August 2017

Open Wednesday to Friday - 2pm to 7pm (ticket office closes at 6pm)


For groups of more than 10 people - Open every day by reservation until 14/10/2018


Guided visits of the gardens and church by reservation


Entrance fee

  • Gardens:
    • adults: 4,50€
    • children 6-15 : 2,50€
    • groups of more than 10 people : 3.50€
    • children up to the age 6: free
  • Church:
    • adults: 4,50€/Guided visit 5,00€
    • children 6-15 : 2,50€
    • groups of more than 10 people : 3.50€
    • children up to the age of 6: free
  • Gardens and church:
    • adults: 6€
    • children 6-15 : 5€
    • groups of more than 10 people : 5€
    • children up to the age of 6: free


Isle Nature

Maison de l'eau
Rue du Chant du Coq

16140 Saint-Fraigne




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