THE garden

Visite en solitaire du jardin des roses de Doué-la-Fontaine
L'histoire des chemins de la rose

The iconic Rose Garden of Doué la Fontaine

The Rose Garden “Les Chemins de la Rose” in Doué la Fontaine, the city of roses, is a natural haven that takes you on an enchanting walk. This English-type garden is made up of 13,000 rosebushes, alleys, ponds, and houses a collection of old and new roses.

Walking by our 4 hectares of landscape garden, you will be able to discover the Plant Horoscope, a collection of dahlias, water lilies, and such more. Also you will be able to buy rosebushes and to have a refreshment or something to eat. 

Les Chemins de la Roses are opened from March to November to families, individual visitors and groups.

Come and visit the Rose Garden and enjoy the walk in the world of flowers.

The seasons of the Rose Garden

From March to November, Les Chemins de la Rose is blooming in all its colours.

In spring, the Rose Garden reveals a palette of green lawns and a foliage with shades of pink, red and yellow flowers. The Roses flourish in clumps, on trees, or go on palisades.

In summerDahlias and non-reflowing roses bask in the sun

In autumn, the last roses are turning into rose hips

In winter, the Rose Garden finds back its calm

L'hitoire de la roseraie naturelle de Doué-la-Fontaine
The park
La grande tonnelle pour l'apéro-jardin de la roseraie

the park history


The opening of the Rose Garden. The Gay family members achieved their dream and they created a Rose Garden in the city of roses, in Doué la Fontaine.


A new team, Floriane and Guillaume Dittière, Rosebush producer became the new owners.


New thematic courses integrated with information on the history of the rose. The rosebush markets return in Spring and in Autumn.


The Rose Garden collection has been expanded with many varieties of roses (4,000 rosebushes planted). Our creations with our breeder Dominique Massad complete our collection.
Also, we created the plant horoscope.


Perennials from our partner Pépinière Lepage have been planted to promote the roses. Thanks to Ernest Turc, a collection of dahlias is integrated into the Rose Garden.
Découvrir le jardin de la roseraie les chemins de la rose

A Garden of roses and plants

The Rose Garden “Les Chemins de la Rose” is an English-style Garden, with irregular shapes. This type of Garden is usually opposed to the French-style Garden. 

Due to its irregular design and the presence of shrubs. It’s an open visit. You will walk by the paths and lawns according to your attraction for the roses that make up the clumps. 

This poetry will reveal a natural setting where roses and plants have a very varied palette of colours. Perennials highlight roses in spring and complete the garden in summer.

Roses, hemerocallis, dahlias, herbaceous plants offer you an abundance of colour that makes all the charm of this visit.

The map of the Rose Garden

to orient oneself

Plan et carte de la roseraie

Pour agrémenter votre visite