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Jardin des Plantes. Free and open to the public.
Boulevard Fragonard in Grasse, across the street from the Villa Musée Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
A venerable, three-hectare olive grove with a country house and spring. Here, in the rolling Grasse countryside, is where Charles de Noailles, a lover of art and botany, began creating these gardens in 1947, nurturing them until the end of his life.
The spring and sloping land made it possible for him to create some twenty pools, fountains, and channels, taking the water everywhere the visitor goes, soothing guests with its gentle murmur.
The Fort France Garden is structured around the villa that dates back to 1930. British writer Lady Fortescue, along with her husband, the librarian for King George VI, built the house on terraced land with luxuriant aromatic plants and olive trees. In those earliest days, a rose garden was created and, since that time, the garden has continued to expand.
The Mouissone estate is built around a collection of integrated thematic gardens within a multi-century olive grove of 3 hectares.
The redevelopment project of the Château de Mouans-Sartoux Park, conceived by Gilles Clément as both gardener and landscape architect, in collaboration with the landscaper François Navarro, is created to highlight the initial use of the park and to increase the flow of visitors between the "Clairière des jardins", around the castle, and the "Bois des transparences".
Le Jardin à la Provençale :
At the Galimard Perfumery, the Provencal garden is a discovery of aromatic plants from the Pays de Grasse such as myrtle, thyme, lavender, rosemary, sage, verbena, broom, syringat ...
Scents to discover in our different creations.
During a free and guided visit, a hostess will introduce you to the processes of distillation, during the visit of our perfume museum.
You will have the opportunity to discover our Orangeraie: from the flower to the perfume.
Country garden with very varied species, adapted to drought and -8 °. Particularity: 130 feet of various varieties of shrub and herbaceous peonies that begin to bloom around April 15 until the end of May.
This is the charm of a Grasse countryside of 1800, with its arbours, its calade, its pools.
The topography of the place has given a succession of different atmospheres: field of lavender, olive grove, masses of edges of perennials and unusual shrubs, and of course many roses.
Located at the foot of the wall of the city of Grasse, this garden was created in 1779 by Joseph Amable Arnouphle de Pontevès, the first owner of the site, and remodeled by the City in 1976.
Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, tasted the charms of her geometrically patterned parterres, her pond, her orange trees and her rose bower during a stay in 1811, when she was the host of the Amic family.
We have gathered in this garden a collection of the most beautiful perfume plants that represent the olfactory heritage of Grasse, as well as other fragrant species whose cultivation and production take place in various countries of the world.
We invite you to start this fascinating olfactory journey during which your nose and your olfactory memory will be solicited.
Together, we will take a walk filled with history, botany and linguistics, because Latin reigns supreme in the field of plants!