Interesting Gardens to Visit in the Area:


1. La Serre de Madone – Menton

2. Val Rameh – Menton

3. Hanburry – Ventimiglia

4. Jardin Exotique – Eze

5. Villa Thuret – Antibes

6. Musé Internationale des Parfums – Mouans Sartoux

7. Villa Ephrussi Rothshild – St Jean-Cap-Ferrat

8. Domaine de Rayol – Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer




Independent Small Nurseries:


1. Pépinière Filippi – Meze

2. Pépinière la Madone – st Martin du Var

  • Specialist in rare and interesting plants
  • La Madone

3. Le Monde des Fougeres – Roquefort les Pins

4. La Soldanelle – Near Toulon

5. L’ Armalette – Sillans-la-Cascade

6. Fossat Agrumes – Nice

  • An amazing source for all types of citrus.
  • (No website)

7. Gerard Weiner – Vaugines

8. le Jardin des Erythrines – Hyeres

9. les Rosiers de Mougins – Mougins

10. Phytotrend – San Remo




Garden Centres in the Area With a Good Selection of Plants


1. Nova – Opio

2. Des Aspres – Grasse

3. Jacky Rubino – Mandelieu

4. La Margueritte – Grasse

5. Petrucciolli Truffault – Nice

  • Don’t mind the website. It has a great selection quality plants and a very good variety.

6. English Garden – Valbonne

7. Gaudissart – Vence





Hiking around nature is a great way to get an idea of plants and plant communities and how they have adapted to the local climate. Many of the common garden plants we use grow wild here in nature. Walking and exploring around is to me an invaluable source of inspiration, providing fresh insights into creating unique plant combinations, achieving harmony and rhythm, and uncovering boundless possibilities for design.

1. Around Gourdon, the plateau of Caussols, above Grasse, above Vence.
For: A mediterannean palette with a higher ph soil (calcair) on moderate altitude.

2. Around Tanneron, Esterel but also the Camp Romain in le Rouret
For: Plants on a more acid type soil

3. Sentier du littoral cap d’ Antibes, Chemin de Nietzsche in Eze
For: Coastal plants

4. Parc de valmasque, around valbonne and between valbonne and roquefort les pins
For: Dry forrest

5. In the valleys along the rivers; along the Braque between Opio and Biot (in the parc de valmasque),along the Siange near st cezaire sur siange, along the loup from la colle sur loup.
For: a More moist loving and shade tolerant palette

Link to Hiking Trails