An arboretum within its landscape…

Initially a pastoral valley that had been abandoned for over 40 years, the arboretum as we know it today was recovered and nurtured into a unique example of a gardened landscape that extols the natural and agricultural spirit of its setting.

Classed remarkable garden

Arboretum de la Sedelle was awarded the title “Jardin Remarquable” by the Minister of Culture and Communication in 2005.

This label ensures a certain quality of garden under strict criteria such as the efforts made on their presentation, their public reception and their botanical or historical interest

Seasonal plant fair

The association “Les Jardins de la Sedelle” organises two annual weekend plant fairs at the Arboretum.

The spring fair is in May and the autumn fair in October. These plant fairs have become a regular rendezvous for plant and nature lovers of the region.

          Next plant fair            11 & 12 May 2024

National maple collection

The Arboretum de la Sedelle has a considerable collection of Maples accredited by the CCVS.

The collection comprises 120 taxon with 70 species and sub species, and approximately 30 horticultural cultivars.

Plan a visit

The Arboretum de la Sédelle is open from May to early November ,
Thursday to Monday from 14h00 to 18h00.


  • Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 14h00 to 18h00; from May to early November.
  • 8€ per person.
  • Free for under 15 years.
  • 6€ Students and unemployed (on presentation of valid proof).


  • From May to early November.
  • Monday to Sunday by appointment only.
  • From 10 to 20 people : 10€ per person.
  • From 21 people : 9€ per person.
  • Minimum 10 adults.
  • Visit available in French and English


  • Fun activity for children from 4 to 12 years.
  • 4€ per child.
  • Tree guide and nature card included.
  • Available in French only.

The plant collections

Not less than 400 species of trees and shrubs from 4 continents offer the visitor a sensual experience, plunging one into a magical world of marvellous plants.

Natural areas

A natural habitat is an ecological or environmental area where a specific species or community of species live. The development and conservation of the natural habitats within the arboretum is essential to its management. These areas are the reserves of biodiversity of the site and are the spaces that inspire the garden.

The birds

Due to the diversity of the natural habitats at the arboretum we have a rich bird list with 50 nesting species. Once a year we organise a bird outing with a local ornithologist.

The butterflies

In Limousin 118 species of Rhopalocera (day butterflies) are currently known, at the arboretum we identified 39 species in 2019.


Discover the events and news of the Arboretum. 

(Our apologies this page is only avaiable in French at the moment.  Please feel free to call us on 05 55 89 83 16 if you require information about an event in English.)

Celebrate your events at the Arboretum de la Sédelle

Whether it’s an intimate wedding or an anniversary in a welcoming nature, the charm of the Arboretum will welcome your project and make your moments an unforgettable memory.
You want to celebrate your wedding ceremony in a radiant and abundant nature under protective trees, do not hesitate to contact us. The Arboretum team will make every effort to respond to your requests so that you can fully enjoy these magical moments.