The Greatest Gardens
The 1901 law association Les Plus Beaux Jardins de France is a professional network and a community of garden lovers. Its mission is to promote the French garden on the territory and abroad to all audiences.
Presentation of the association "The Greatest Gardens of France"
« Les plus beaux jardins de France » is an association governed by the law of July 1, 1901 whose head office is located at 11 rue Arsène Houssaye 75008 Paris, at Sermadiras Conseil.
This non-profit association aims to promote and develop by all means the parks and gardens owned or managed by the members of this Association. The duration of the association is set at 50 years from its publication in the Official Journal. The duration of the association is set at 50 years from its publication in the Official Journal.
The duration of the association is set at 50 years from its publication in the Official Journal.
- Founding members are the people who took the initiative to create this association.
- Active members are natural or legal persons, approved by the Board of Directors, who actively participate in the operation of the association and the achievement of its purpose.
- The benefactor members are the members who are natural or legal persons who, through their financial assistance, contribute to ensuring the prosperity of the association. This title gives people who have obtained it the right to attend general meetings without voting rights.
To be founding members or active members
- The parks and gardens must be operated under private management by a founding or active member or be the private property of a founding or active member,
- the parks and gardens operated must have a recognized reputation and be listed in the main tourist guides with a significant rating,
- the parks and gardens operated must be open to the public at least from Easter to All Saints’ Day,
- the parks and gardens operated must be maintained by professional gardeners,
- the parks and gardens operated must constitute a decisive element in the offer offered to visitors.
Each founding or active member of the association must pay an annual fee which is set by the members of the board of directors. Only founding or active members have the right to vote and are eligible.
- Madame Muriel Negre representing the Bamboo Garden of Anduze;
- Mr. Patrick Sermadiras representing Eyrignac & its Gardens;
- Monsieur Henri Carvallo representing the Château de Villandry;
- Mr. Henri François de Breteuil representing the Château de Breteuil;
- Mr. Bruno Monnier representing Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild;
- Mr. Jean Charles de Vogüé representing the Château de Vaux le Vicomte.