The Conservatory Garden of Tinctorial Plants

The Jardin Conservatoire des Plantes Tinctoriales de Lauris is a botanical garden, unique in Europe. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Durance valley.

Maison Aubert, La Calade, 84360, Lauris

Page updated on 02/02/2024

Jardin des Plantes Tinctoriales - Lauris

Unique in Europe, the conservatory garden is dedicated to plants from which dyes are extracted for dyeing, cosmetics and food. An educational and bucolic tour to discover dye plants.

A pathway laid out along 50 thematic squares allows you to discover more than 300 varieties of plants with dyeing powers traditionally grown in Europe and on all continents. The botanical gardener in charge of the garden has been a passionate fan since the beginning.
Perched on the terraces of the Château de Lauris (dating from the 18th century, listed as a Historic Monument) and overlooking the Durance Valley, these terraced gardens have been awarded the label "Jardin Remarquable".

Self-guided tours only.
PLEASE NOTE: guided tours must be booked in advance (minimum 5 people).
No tours in July and August (because of the heat).

Sustainable tourism : 

Although the Château de Lauris, witness to a glorious seigniorial past, is closed to the public, its terraces make this hilltop village a must-see in the southern Luberon. Entirely devoted to dye plants, the botanical garden boasts a collection that is unique in Europe. Overlooking the Durance valley, this incomparable site preserves more than 250 species of plants used in food, cosmetics and dyeing. Pastels, indigo, cosmos and madder evoke traditional activities and recolour memories. Rich and instructive, the visit also takes in contemporary concerns. "Plant Colours and Ecology", the theme of the tour, unfurls a rainbow of possibilities for a sustainable future.

Practical information on The Conservatory Garden of Tinctorial Plants

Opening times and periods

From 06/05 to 03/11.
Closed on Monday.
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 4pm to 7pm.
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

Price

Full price: 4 €
Reduced price: 2 € (Students and unemployed).

Free entry for children < 12 years, residents.

Guided tour price (minimum 5 people): €6/person - Booking required.

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