Le Jardin Conservatoire des Plantes Tinctoriales
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.