Une Roseraie pour le Château de Canon !

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Take part in the creation of a magnificent rose garden right at the heart of the chateau’s estate. Get involved in a sustainable project that aims to tell the story of this historic location as well as promote the Chateau de Canon and its heritage.

Welcome to the château de Canon !

For the third time, we are about to embark on a crowdfunding adventure! After having restored all of the park’s statues through your donations, we are inviting you to join us in a magnificent adventure:  the creation of a rose garden, a missing link between the history of Canon and the gardens as they exist today!

A vibrant family estate for 250 years!

A bit of history

Located in the department of Calvados, at the heart of Normandy, Canon was founded in the 18th century by Jean-Baptiste Elie de Beaumont, a philanthropist attorney who was friends with Voltaire. This vast estate survived as a whole to our present day and is listed as a historic building. It is surrounded by a 37 acre Anglo-French park that is among the most beautiful in France. Today, the descendants are working tirelessly to restore and bring back to life their estate through a comprehensive program of activities:

Hosting weddings and seminars

Historical events                                                              Educational acivities 

Fully restored gardens

The gardens and their follies were reopened to the public in 1982 after enormous restoration works that took place after World War II and all through the 20th century. They are now listed as Historic Buildings and Remarkable Gardens… The latest restoration works that took place were for the marble statues which were rescued thanks to you through 2 crowdfunding campaigns in 2015 and 2016!

The park’s follies                                                  27 marble statues adorn the flowerbeds.

Canon, a long-standing passion for the art of gardening...

Among the restorations carried out during the 20th century, the renovation of the Chartreuses was a particular highlight. This unique collection of ten walled gardens had originally been created to pale up fruit trees. They were patiently replanted with beds of perennial plants by our aunt, Antoinette de Carpentier. By devoting her life to the embellishment of these gardens, “Aunt Toinette” provided the park with its most beautiful attraction for our visitors.

10 connected walled gardens featuring spectacular beds of perennial plants 

And roses decorating the Chateau de Canon

The rose was an emblem of the “Fête des Bonnes gens” (the “Festival of Good Folks”) that was instituted in Canon in 1775 and whose purpose was to reward virtue. The rose from which the crown rewarding the “good maiden” was made from features prominently in the history and the ornaments of the chateau. Rose branches and rose crowns still adorn the façade and the interior decorations of the chateau, harking back to this humanist festival that was very famous in its time.

Sèvres Bisque featuring the “coronation of the Maiden” - High relief in Caen stone 

The rose, an oversight in our gardens!

Numerous archival documents prove the existence of many rose bushes in the gardens but today, the park of Canon misses a garden that would be entirely dedicated to them!

(« Roses of all months »)

We wish to give pride of place again to the rose at the heart of our park: 

>So that we can tell the story of this coronation festival that is still so fondly remembered in Canon. 

> So that we can continue the work of our aunt who devoted her life to the restoration of the park. 

> So that we can keep on promoting our heritage to all our visitors!

Project presentation

Creation of a rose garden at the center of the Chartreuses at the Chateau de Canon so that this emblematic flower recaptures its central place in Canon’s history!

A symbolic and sustainable rose garden

The garden topped with climbing rose bushes will give pride of place to the rose. The varieties of roses will be selected to avoid watering. Among the roses, there will be varieties selected for their adaptability to the soil, for their fragrance. The roses will be joined by other plants that were used in the 18th century to crown the “good folks”, such as the common oak that was used to crown the “good old man...” Mirror effects and benches will invite visitors to stroll and linger…

The rose garden in Canon – Draft project by the landscape architect Paul-Henri Besneux.

Location of the rose garden

The rose garden will be located in a square garden covering 480 square yards at the heart of the Chartreuses of Canon. This space is entirely walled and will provide a magnificent setting for the garden. The rose bushes that are currently planted there will either be kept in place or moved.

A fun and educational garden

In the festive spirit of the Good Folks Festival, the garden will be designed as a welcoming space for our visitors to stroll and linger. In addition to the diversity of colours and fragrances, mirror effects and many benches will invite our youngest visitors to soak up the atmosphere of this place.

How will the funds be used?

Thanks to this fundraising operation, we will be able to finance:

Stage 1 : 5000€

Funding for the landscape planning review concerning the creation of a 480 square yard rose garden at the heart of the Chartreuses in Canon. This planning review contains: 

>pictures of the garden as it is today: photography and drone shots. 

>Creation of a contact print for the planning review. 

>a survey for additional measurements on buildings and surroundings.

>a review and design of the project, with plans and illustrations (information and sketches) for viewing purposes. 

>selection of the planted and mineral nomenclature

Stage 2 : 15000€

>Levelling work, bringing in electricity cables and equipment 

>Purchasing and planting the selected plants 

>Ironwork, furniture, mirror benches

If we overshoot our fundraising target…

We have many more projects in mind!

Creating a rose species for the chateau, designing a lighting system for the rose garden, improve the furniture of the Chartreuses, commissioning a planning review for the evolution of the 9 other Chartreuses of Canon over time (watering reduction and the development of themes).

How does it work ?

Everybody can contribute appart from 5€!

It is easy :

- By an online gift on this page  : www.dartagnans.fr

We speak english! Don't hesitate to contact us : 0033 (0) 2 31 20 65 17

Contact us: 

Email: [email protected]

Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/chate...

Site internetwww.chateaudecanon.com

They support us:

DRAC NORMANDIE

Ville de MEZIDON-VALLEE d'AUGE 

Association de Sauvegarde du château de Canon

Canon in the press

Ouest France

Eveil de Lisieux

France Bleu 


Rewards

Pledge 5 or more
25 donations
Rose Petal
A personal thank you on our Facebook page (your first name will appear on the Rose of Thank Yous if you wish).
Pledge 15 or more
30 donations
Roses in your Cheeks
A postcard of the gardens of Canon and a personal thank you on our Facebook page as well as a guidebook on Canon’s history.
Pledge 30 or more
43 donations
Powder-Pink Rose
Enjoy two tickets for the Chateau de Canon and receive a free rose-scented soap.
Pledge 50 or more
46 donations
Candy-pink rose
Enjoy two tickets for the Chateau de Canon, 2 rose syrups or other beverages of your choice at the tea room as well as a bag of rose sweets.
Pledge 100 or more
21 donations
Rose Bouquet
Enjoy a family picnic* among the flowers with complimentary cider for 10 people.
During your visit, pick and arrange your own rose bouquet to take back home! Your name will appear on the sponsors’ plaque in the rose garden.
*Picnic provided by our services
Pledge 200 or more
21 donations
"La vie en rose"
You will be able to adopt a rose bush and you will receive a map of its location in the rose garden.
It will be labelled with your name.
A permanent invitation card for two people will allow you to visit it and see it grow as soon as you wish.
Your name will appear on the sponsors’ plaque in the rose garden.
Pledge 500 or more
0 donation
Rosa canina
Enjoy a personal welcome at the Chateau during your visit with a glass of champagne with 10 of your friends as well as an invitation for the rose garden’s inauguration. You will receive a free rose bush for your garden. Your name will appear on the sponsors’ plaque in the rose garden.
Pledge 750 or more
0 donation
Rose Gold Business Pack
Enjoy Family Passes to the gardens of the Chateau de Canon for all your business partners. Your company will be invited to the inauguration of the rose garden.
Your name will appear on the sponsors’ plaque in the rose garden.
Pledge 999 or more
0 donation
In the name of Rose Business Pack

Experience the rose garden with your company: come and plant rose bushes with your business partners in the rose garden under the supervision of our head gardener.

A breakfast will be served and you will be personally welcomed in the reception room of the chateau.

Your company logo will be featured on the chateau’s communication media.

Your company will be invited to the rose garden's inauguration.

Your name will appear on the sponsor’s plaque in the rose garden.
Pledge 2,000 or more
0 donation
Grand Rose Bouquet Business Pack
Your company logo will be featured on the chateau’s communication media. The Maidens Room will be made available to you for an evening company event*. Cocktail space will be provided outside with special lighting in the courtyard.
*Caterer not included*
Your company will be invited to the inauguration of the rose garden.
Your name will appear on the sponsors’ plaque in the rose garden.
Pledge 5,000 or more
0 donation
Eternal Rose Business Pack
Your company logo will be featured on the chateau’s communication media. The Maidens Room will be made available to you for an evening company event*. Cocktail space will be provided outside with special lighting in the courtyard. You will enjoy the privilege of discovering the Chartreuses by candlelight.
*Caterer not included*
Your name will appear on the sponsors’ plaque in the rose garden.
Pledge without a reward
18 donations
 
Pledge an amount of your choosing