About us

In 2015, Camifolia Garden became the property of the Tourist Office, which is legally registered as a public establishment with industrial and commercial functions. The establishment is managed by an executive committee consisting of elected representatives of the municipality of Chemillé-en-Anjou, members of the Mauges Communauté for matters related to tourism, members of the voluntary sector involved in tourism, and two non-profit organisations: Phytolia for matters related to medicinal plants and Les Amis du Jardin (Friends of the Garden).

Yann Semler-Collery is the president and Paul Gicquiaud and Francis Beaupel the vice-presidents. A “Camifolia” committee, consisting of members of the executive committee as well as external individuals, works all year long with Camifolia’s employees to improve the garden and the activities provided to our visitors.

Camifolia employs 3 full-time workers: 2 gardeners and a Head of Entertainment. They are placed under the responsibility of the director and are coordinated by the Head of Tourism. Additional seasonal workers such as gardeners, activity organisers and front desk officers are recruited from March to October.

A FEW FIGURES

1976

Creation of the Medicinal Plants Garden.

2008

Creation of the Camifolia Garden.

550

Plant species to discover.

134721

people have visited Camifolia since it opened in 2008

THE HISTORY OF CAMIFOLIA

The Camifolia Garden in Chemillé-en-Anjou is a green oasis located in the heart of the Hyrôme Valley. It has over 550 species of medicinal, aromatic and dyeing plants, each with amazing properties. The garden was created in 1976 by a group of local producers. Back then, it was located in the Town Hall garden and was a public garden. Over the years, it underwent a series of changes. In 1996, the non-profit organisation “Les Amis du jardin” (Friends of the Garden), along with the Tourist Office and the various municipalities surrounding Chemillé, decided to give a touristic, cultural and educational purpose to the garden. The Camifolia garden was inaugurated in 2008. In 2010, it received the “Botanical garden of France and French speaking countries” label.

 

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