Richard and Ronnie Ogier
4 La Guinandie
This Garden is also open to visit by appointment.
Our garden is medium sized on two sides of the house. Over the 15 years we have owned the house and in particular since we moved her permanently 5 years ago we have developed it is as an English cottage garden with lots of colour and perfume. It is full of perennials, annuals and bedding plants augmented with structures and other features. We enjoy the colour and fragrance of roses and have over 50 roses between our two areas of garden. We have a detached garden, across the road, in which we have a potager with 4 raised beds, a small orchard, a fruit cage, a hen house with 3 lovely little girls and a greenhouse. The rest of the plot over the road was acquired 5 years ago in a derelict state. We have done a lot of work on this area, though we would not suggest it is completed yet. The first development was of two semi formal borders – a rose and lavender border and a prairie border, we then added a small very juvenile wood and shrub area and a wild flower area. In the past two years we have established a rose walk and a rose-covered pergola..
Map coordinates: 45.760298, 0.832464
From Rochechouart: leave Rochechouart the south end of the town and follow the D675 towards Vayres. When you come into Vayres past the cemetery on your left take the second left turn after the cemetery, the D34 signposted St Laurent sur Gorre. Take this road around to the left past the school and follow the road for about 1 km over the River Vayres bridge, around a right and then left bend. Take the next sharp road to the left uphill signposted La Guinandie. Come into the hamlet, and No. 4 is on the right opposite open land where parking is available. From Sereilhac: Take the D34 (off the N21) and follow this road through St Laurent sur Gorre and continue along the D34, eventually crossing the D901 Rochechouart-Oradour sur Vayres road towards Vayres. Continue down the D34, through a hamlet La Chaise, and down a slight hill with a left bend near the bottom. La Guinandie is the first road to the right after that bend, up a short hill.