Arboretum of SedelleCrozant

Arboretum of Sedelle

Crozant (Villejoint)

In an idyllic setting on more than 6 hectares bordered by the Sedelle River, the Arboretum is home to an extraordinary botanical wealth that blends into the bocage landscape. Tamed and sculpted by the owners since 1987, this valley, once abandoned, is now a conservatory for maples, classified as a Remarkable Garden. New in 2021: it has just been awarded a star in the Michelin Green Guide 🙂

An exceptional place…

The specificity of this arboretum lies in its formidable collection of maples (about a hundred species), classified as an “approved collection” by the French Conservatory of Specialized Plant Collections. A student and emulator of Gilles Clément, Philippe Wanty, its owner, aided by his wife, has kept the spirit of the concept of Gardens in Motion.

Nested on the banks of the Sedelle River, one walks between the many varieties of rhododendrons, viburnums, dogwoods, hornbeams, to a narrow valley, built of heather moors, lulled by the gentle sound of the river.The Arboretum of the Sedelle, it is 400 species with 1000 colors.

Plant Days

Each year, in spring and fall, Plant Days are held at the Arboretum de la Sédelle, an exceptional place for meetings between garden enthusiasts.

On the occasion of these weekends dedicated to the garden, guided tours, exhibitions and lectures are offered to visitors. You will stroll between the maples, liquidambars, dogwoods that set the valley on fire, to the heather moor and the granite chaos overlooking the Sedelle River.

Practical information:

Opening times & periods

  • From May 1 to October 31: Thursdays to Mondays from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
    Every day for guided tours, by appointment only (10 people minimum).


  • Adult visit: 6 €.
  • Free – under 15 years old.
  • Guided tour by appointment (10 pers min): 7 €
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“Everything there inflames the imagination… everything clutches the heart” said George Sand, amazed when discovering Crozant. This landscape is “so rich that the painter does not know where to stop” she said then.

The Valley of the Painters

Let yourself be seduced

in pictures