Proud of your garden – why not open it to the public for a day and raise money for charity in the process?

Leggett is very proud to have been a major sponsor for the charity Open Gardens in France for the last ten years. Our very own Joanna Leggett will be opening her garden to the public on Sunday 4th August and we are inviting our clients and friends to do the same!

It’s a great way to get involved with your local community and to meet other amateur gardening enthusiasts. Your garden doesn’t have to be the size or quality of Versailles either – just colourful and interesting.

Take a look at Joanna Leggett’s Magic Secret Garden in the Dordogne!

With over 50 gardens opening their gates to visitors to raise money for the charity we have helped Open Gardens raise over 154,000 euros for seriously ill and disabled young people and children. Owners opening their gardens are located all over France, from the north-western tip of Brittany, down to the sunny Mediterranean. 

Even if you don’t fancy opening your own garden you can still support the charity by going to visit others – we really can’t think of a nicer way to raise money. You can buy an annual pass for just 15 euros, which gives you access to as many gardens as you wish, or a day pass will cost just 5 euros. 

Many of the gardens serve light refreshments and/or have plants for sale. If you would like to know more then please do let us know or contact the charity direct via their website.

Meanwhile, here are a selection of properties for sale where we think the garden has the “wow” factor!

Superb property on the edge of a forest with a large manor house set in 2.7ha of land (1h from Biscarosse)


Magnificent 6-bed/3 bath renovated farm house with mature and romantic rose garden close to centre of Cognac.

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Price: €795,000 (HAI)

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Fabulous, spacious town centre detached property with 5 bedrooms, pool and lush garden with 3 garages

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Price: €372,000

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A meditative haven. wonderfully romantic country residence. 6 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, gardens and pool

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Price: €478,000

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Echoppe à proximité du jardin Botanique

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Price: €840,000

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