The Parks and Gardens
Our parks and gardens were once places of retreat for many writers such as Marguerite Yourcenar, and are recognised for their beauty and the serenity which emanates from them. True playgrounds for some, and havens of peace for others.
Natural havens of peace
The hectares of greenery in French Flanders will offer you a true change of scenery! Private or public, the many parks and gardens will teach you many things about the biodiversity around you. They therefore have a priceless educational value to be preserved.
At the top of Mont Noir, the departmental park much loved by Marguerite Yourcenar offers incredible biodiversity across more than 40 hectares, in addition to a magnificent view of the hop fields and the Lys valley.
Discover or rediscover !
The Jardin Pédagogique du Conservatoire botanique in Bailleul has at least 1000 species of plants from our region. Self-guided, semi-guided and guided theme-based tours are available to the public.
The beautiful gardens
Elsewhere, private gardens are open to the public to admire, and each one is unique. The garden in Cassel even won an award in 2011. Gardens also have a social role. The ‘Jardin Passion’ network provides the dates for visits of these gardens owned by passionate gardeners.
In Hazebrouck, the ‘allotments’ are the legacy of one of Father Lemire’s political battles, which had national repercussions.