The jardin remarquable
When Joseph Brisson, a Gironde member of parliament and the third of that name, inherited the wine estate, he totally rethought the château and called on the services of L.B Fisher, a Bordeaux landscape gardener made famous by Bordeaux’s Jardin Public, which he created.
An englich-style garden
Brisson had the vines around the château building pulled up and created a 15 hectare English-style landscaped garden made up of vast lawns, ponds and winding paths. It featured over forty species of different trees that endowed the place with a poetic air. A stroll through the garden reveals the château beautifully mirrored in the water of the pond, while leading away from the main path a number of beehives can be spotted, from where honey is taken to be served at breakfast.
There are also orange trees, which provide the fruit for the chef to make his famous marmalade. The rhododendrons which line the pathway are a variety created by Lionel de Rothschild, the grandfather of the current owner, and to which he gave his mother’s name, Noémie. These beautiful flowers light up the grounds. Continue along the path and you come to a holm oak and phillyrea which is over 300 years old, together with 150 years old sequoias, Virginia tulip trees, bald cypresses, pyramidal oaks, and liquidambars, the copper foliage of which glows brightly in autumn.
The park is classified "Jardin Remarquable", one of the eight in Gironde.