Conservatory Garden of Dye Plants LAURIS

This Conservatory Botanical Garden has been ranked as an "Outstanding Garden". It is indeed remarkable for many reasons - its specificity, the beauty, the position - planted on the terraces of the 18th century Château de Lauris (a registered historical monument). The gardens overlook the Durance river valley. The gardens are unique in Europe and are entirely dedicated to plants used to make colors.

On the terraced gardens of the Lauris Château, embellished with fountains and basins dating from the 18th century, come discover over 300 plants traditionally used for making paint, inks and dyes for use with textiles. The visit takes approximately one hour. During the summer season, the garden is open to the public for guided visits and activities on the theme of plant dyes, for both children and adults. A resource centre displays the use of plants in colour both past and present.
Free under 12.
Warm welcome reserved for cyclists, for the garden is  on the Aigues area itinerary and is a member of Vélo Loisir en Luberon and Provence à Vélo.
Open to the public: 

Open every day from the 7th of May to the 31st of October, 2016, from 10am to 12 / 2pm to 7pm. Closed on Monday.Guided tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5pm from 6 persons.
In winter: the shop is open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12 / 1pm to 5pm.
Free under 12 years old.

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Maison Aubert
La Calade
 
84360  LAURIS
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T. 04 90 08 40 48
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Longitude: 5.311078
Latitude: 43.74625