Volunteers have started the work on the park in march. And their work will allow you to discover new areas of the park during the open weekends. Watch them work and have a first glimpse on the new areas in the park.
The project continues to move forward. 11 rare trees were planted before the arrival of cold and frost. Cornus Venus, Cedrela Flamingo and Acer griseum will all welcome you in 2013 during the opening weekends. Discover plantations in detail by reading further. Click here..
The sun welcomed the visitors for the two days of the 2012 Journées du Patrimoine. Be presented the history of the park, from -3000 years ago up to now, admire vintage cars, have a poney ride, discover new art pieces and watch the animals ... There was exhibitions and animations for all ages and all kind of interests. Discover the entire weekend by reading the complete report.
And the press had detailed the entire program before the weekend: read the articles from La Manche Libre and la Gazette de la Manche.
They have afterwards relayed the great time the visitors enjoyed during their visit at the park.
To discover the opening days or to live again a bit of your visit to the Parc, we have created a nice home-made film. You will see the park, the animals, the art pieces and exhibitions, the animations...
You can also read the press clippings on the opening days.
The days of exceptional openings are starting to show in the media. French press and French websites are all eager to explain what will be happening on June 2nd and 3rd. To read what journalists say about it, visit their websites :
Or follow the park news on the website or on the facebook page for more up-to-date information.
Weather tried its best to transform the 5th volunteer weekend into a disaster. But the volunteers did not agree and kept a good mood all along. Discover all the great work achieved this weekend !
Regional press has been regularly informing about the Association’s work and about the coming Opening Weekend. On May 20th, France3 Basse-Normandie has reported about the volunteer weekend and the efforts accomplished to open the park. Take some time to discover the recent articles and the TV document.
The sun was with us on our 4th volunteer weekend. Big work was accomplished : a renovated "Jardin à la Française", rhododendron that now can see the light, brand new-looking chairs... Discover it all by clicking here.
It is in the midst of autumn that 16 volunteers have joined the park’s team to help a last time this year in the renovation projects.
Read the article.
15 volunteer have joined the Parc’s team on May 28 and 29. They have gathered from Buais, Les Loges-Machis, Sourdeval or Mayenne, to help in the park’s renovation. They have renewed fences, worked on the large birdcages and finished the renovation of the welcome cabin. Discover their efficiency and talents by clicking here.
La Manche Libre and La Gazette de la Manche have echoed largely the volunteers weekend. They explained positively the great work all the participants did. Discover the articles on the press page.
Following the information on the volunteer weekend, people contacted the Association. 16 of them came last week-end (april 9&10, 2011) and accomplished a tremendous work, helping the park in its renovation. Discover their work and achievements by clicking here.
La Manche Libre and La Gazette de la Manche have written about the creation of the Association des Amis de Saint Symphorien. They are also relaying the need for volunteers. To read the articles, click on the Press section.
At the Parc, even the night butterflies are beautiful. Specialized entomologist have chosen to list the Parc’s night butterflies for their upcoming book “Atlas des papillons de Nuit de Basse-Normandie”. According to their first butterfly chase, the Parc hosts some beautiful and rare species, including the Thyatira Batis here above. To follow their work, click on http://www.gretia.org .
Snow had made it clear : a new year is on its way. And here comes 2011. A year has gone by since the launch of the Parc’s project and it has grown and developped, though not always in the way we thought it would.
We wish you a happy New Year 2011.
May this new year bring you joy, happiness and strength. May all your projects succeed in the best way possible.
October 2010 – The Parc creates the Association des Amis de Saint Symphorien to find help and financing for the renovation of the place : a new dynamic to achieve the Parc’s objectives.
August 2010 -The A.R.B.R.E.S. Association visited the Parc this summer and was truly seduced by some of the oldest trees that remain in the Parc. They have decided to offer their label to those trees. You can discover the nominated and awarded trees on the Botanical Project page.
More information on the A.R.B.R.E.S. Association of their website http://www.arbres.org.