Closed in 2020
Ranked as a "Jardin Remarquable", this botanical garden stands out for its unique character and beauty. Its location is superb, planted on the terraces of the 18th-century Château de Lauris (a listed Historic Monument). The beds overlook the Durance river valley and boast a wealth of botanicals - unique in Europe, these gardens are entirely dedicated to plants used for making dyes.
The beautiful terraced gardens of the Château de Lauris boast fountains and ponds dating back to the 18th Century. Visitors are able to 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 tours 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 entry for under 12's.
Training courses are offered for plant dye enthusiasts or those who work with plant dye (programme and prices found on Couleur Garance website and training centre).