Lauris

Tinctorial Plants Conservatory Garden

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The Tinctorial Plants Conservatory Garden in Lauris is a botanical garden that is unique in Europe as it is entirely dedicated to tinctorial (or dyeing) plants. The garden also offers a breathtaking panoramic view over the Durance Valley.
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The only one of its kind in Europe, this conservatory garden is dedicated to plants whose pigments are extracted for dyeing, cosmetics and food purposes. Picturesque learning trail through which you can explore the tinctorial plants.
The Tinctorial Plants Conservatory Garden in Lauris is a botanical garden that is unique in Europe as it is entirely dedicated to tinctorial (or dyeing) plants.
Along this landscaped trail, which features 50 themed squares, you can discover over 300 varieties of plants with dyeing properties, which are traditionally grown in Europe and on every continent. The gardener-botanist, who is responsible for maintaining the garden, is an expert in the field, with first-rate knowledge of his subject.
Perched on the terraces of the Château de Lauris (which dates from the 18th century and is listed as a Historic Monument) and overlooking the Durance Valley, these terraced gardens have obtained the “Remarkable Garden” label.
A group of passionate volunteers organises guided tours lasting approximately one hour. The garden regularly hosts concerts and entertainment, as well as offering introductory workshops and (professional) training courses in Couleur Garance SCOP vegetal dyes.

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Equipment

  • Public WC

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours
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Dates and times

From 18/05 to 31/10/2021, every Tuesday.

Methods of payment

  • Cheque
  • Cash

Prices

Free entry for children < 12 years.

Contact

Tinctorial Plants Conservatory Garden
Maison Aubert
La Calade
84360 Lauris
Tel : View number 04 90 08 20 01
Mobile : View number 06 47 11 70 92
E-Mail : culture@lauris.fr
Website : http://www.lauris.fr
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/cult.ure.3701

Coordinates

Longitude : 5.312588
Latitude : 43.74565