This garden (or rather, gardens) is absolutely incredible, I happened to be there in the summer of 2000 when they had a hysterical , exhibit which was rumoured to have been put on by the "Garden Dwarf Liberation Front." This group "liberated" garden dwarves from all over France and set them free to roam in the Jardin de Bagatelle. Those little guys were everywhere! In the woods, in boats, emerging out of the ground like gophers, they had taken over the château and the grounds , there were a series of identical silver-plated dwarves arrayed in the formal garden keeping with the spirit of the garden around the round pool. Dwarves were peeping from every château window! Funny!
I recommend taking a stroll though the park to admire the artificial rocks, the cascades, the little bridges over mirrors of water, the centuries-old trees, and especially the jewel of the Jardin de Bagatelle, the magnificent rose garden, containing over 1,100 varieties of roses. Every year since 1907, the famous New Roses competition has taken place in this rose garden.
Claude Monet is said to have cherished these gardens and spent a great deal of time here. There is a Water~Lily pond that he loved and also painted. A beautiful spot indeed.
One could get lost in time wandering through these lush and glorious gardens as well as the Chateau itself which offers a unique example of Roccoco architecture and 18th century decor. The chateau also houses a bed & breakfast for anybody wanting to stay a little longer. It has two suites and I hear they are charming.
The stunning Iris garden, which I must say, smells divine