News and updates

From the 1st of October, we are reverting to our normal opening hours of from 10h until 18h from Tuesday to Sunday. Please note that in this season we can be asked at shortnotice to go to a Fête des Plantes so if you are thinking of visiting the nursery at the weekend, please do call us to check we are open.

Closed for training on the following dates: Friday 25th of October to Sunday 27th October inclusive; from Friday 29th of November to Sunday 1st of December inclusive; Saturday 7th of December until Sunday 8th of December inclusive.

The nursery is closed for training from 13h on Friday 27th of September until 10h on Tuesday 1st of October 2019. We will also be closed on Saturday 12th October 2019 as we are at a Fête des Plantes.

Make a note in your diaries, we are holding our tenth plant show this year on the 7th and 8th of September, at the nursery from 10h until 19h. Full details can be found on our facebook page, on the flyer for the event and on our calendar of events.

We're in full swing after the heat of July, the hibiscus are starting to flower, the perfect time to come and get one if you want to get the full benefit of the flowering season; our ornamental grasse are also just starting to flower and our perennials are there to prolong the flowering display and enhance your gardens through to the autumn.

From the 5th of July 2019 we are testing new opening hours. the nursery will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 08h30 until 13h and from 16h30 until 20h.

The nursery is exceptionally closed from 12h30 on Friday 28th of June 2019 until 08h30 on Thursday 5th of July 2019.

We have just had our delivery of hemp mulch in 20kg/200L bags so it is now available for purchase. It is ideal for keeping the soil cool, reducing evaporation and watering and, if used in a deep 15cm layer, helps to keep weeds at bay. We have also had another delivery of our professional grade planting compost.

Production has started on our large flowering hardy hibiscus. The cannas are ready for purchase.

A couple of new grasses in production at the nursery, this year we have some panicum grasses as an addition to our current range of plants.

What a great start to 2019! The nursery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10h until 18h except on the days when we are have a stand at a Fête des Plantes.

The calendar of events is now up to date with all the events we are attending until June. Take a look at the dates to help you plan when to come and see us either at a Fête des Plantes or at the nursery.

We have lots of garden projects underway and now offer a coaching service to help you get the best from the plants you buy from us.

Lots of people are lost when it comes to deciding what to do and where to start in the garden. By booking an appointment at the nursery and bringing photos and dimensions of your garden, you help us to come up with planting suggestions that meet your tastes, needs and budget.

In previous years....a look at what was going on.....

What's on in 2018:.......

A quick reminder of our opening times: Tuesday to Saturday from 10h until 18h and Sundays from 13h until 18h unless otherwise indicated.

After the wettest spring ever known, the plants finally kicked into action.

The spring plant show season has now drawn to a close and we can focus on producing plants at the nursery and organising our summer weekend events.

The 30th of June and 1st of July 2018 from 10h-18h: do you love hibiscus but think them fragile? At the nursery we have 24 varieties, all hardy under our climate. Each plant is sold with a planting guide to ensure that your hibiscus will embellish and enhance your outdoor planting areas year after year. Buy now to get the full benefit of the two month flowering season which is just about to start!

The 7th and 8th of July 2018 from 10h-18h: this weekend the focus is on embellishing the areas around your swimming pools, terraces and patios. Come and discover the wide variety of plants we have for sale. It is useful if you can bring photos and dimensions of your planting areas.

The 13th and 14th of July 2018 from 10h-18h: gardening advice: ideas on how to create a little corner of paradise in your gardens using our own production of palm trees, banana plants, clumping bamboo, large flowering hibiscus and ornamental grasses.

Our hibiscus are at last starting to open their flower buds. Lots of perennials are in flower and the nursery is a mass of colour.

The 21st and 22nd of July 2018 from 10h-18h: associating plants to bring harmony to your garden.

The 27th and 28th of July 2018 from 10h-18h: enter the beautiful realm of our ornamental grasses.

The 4th and 5th of August 2018 from 10h-18h: ideas on how to create a little corner of paradise in your gardens using our own production of palm trees, banana plants, clumping bamboo, large flowering hibiscus and ornamental grasses.

The 11th and 12th of August 2018 from 10h-18h: does the fascinating realm of the bamboo scare you to bits? This weekend we are on hand to guide you in how to choose the right bamboo for you, whether it be a clumping bamboo or an invasive species, and how to plant it in the right conditions so that you can sit back and enjoy it rather than be driven by angst. Whether you are thinking of growing it in a pot, a container, using it as hedging to screen you from neighbours or noise or if you just want that one special bamboo as a stand alone subject in your garden - one of our bamboo is sure to have a place in your garden.

The 18th and 19th of August 2018 from 10h-18h: this weekend the focus is on embellishing the areas around your swimming pools, terraces and patios. Come and discover the wide variety of plants we have for sale. It is useful if you can bring photos and dimensions of your planting areas.

The 1st and 2nd of September 2018: for the ninth consecutive year, it's our very own plant show, hosted in our private grounds around the nursery. There will be a wide selection of exotic plants, herbal and medicinal plants, aquatic plants, perennials and plants for the vegetable plot. Entrance is free and parking is available close to the nursery. Artisans and Maurice the gardener will also have their own stands and there will be display of aviary birds which are also available for purchase. As ever, the nursery will be open for business as well as hosting the event. Bring your friends, neighbours and family!

The 9th of September 2018, the nursery will be closed to the public as we will be present at the Fête des Plantes for the Jardins Européens at SALLE DE VILLEFAGNAN 16700 from 10h until 18h00. We look forward to seeing you there!

The 30th September 2018: the nursery is closed to the public as we have a stand at the Fête des Plantes at the Abbaye de TRISAY in the Charente MARITIME from 10h until 18h00. We look forward to seeing you there.

The 7th of October 2018: the nursery is closed to the public as we have a stand at the Fête de l'arbre et des plantes at the Parc MEGEN, 33740 ARES in Gironde from 10h until 18h00. We look forward to seeing you!

What happened in 2017:.......

April 2017 : our stock of french grown and produced palm trees have arrived. At the nursery we now have a large selection of palm trees to suit every budget and situation. A french grown palm tree guarantees a rigourous selection process and a plant that will flourish under our climatic conditions.

We continue to expand our range of clumping, non invasive bamboo which combine the natural beauty of bamboo, some growing up to 6m tall, along with the practical aspect of a bamboo that stays put and behaves itself. No risk that it will spread to invade other parts of your garden.

The 6th and 7th May 2017 we were at the SAINT BENOIT (86) plant show, a large plant show during which the whole town is closed to traffic. There was a great turnout and clients old and new took the opportunity to stock up on the selection of plants we had brought out for the occasion.

The 8th of May 2017 we were invited to the village plant show at BOURNEL in the LOT ET GARONNE. We would like to take this opportunity thank them for their warm welcome and hospitality.

On the 13th and 14th of May we were at SAINT AMANT DE BOIXE (16) for the largest spring plant show of the Charente. We were proud to be awarded the first prize for plant producer both for the quality of our plants and the stand display. This award by the jury, is professional and layperson recognition of the quality of the plants we produce and our creative capacity in displaying them in a natural setting to their best value.

30th May 2017 : the nurseries LUNA hibiscus are now ready for sale. Plant now to take advantage of the whole flowering season.

On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June 2017, we open the gardens to visitors for the yearly « rendez-vous au jardin » event. This is the opportunity for you to explore our gardens, discover changes to the bedding schemes and borders, new plants we are producing for the season and the use of hemp mulch in situ. Hemp mulch is an ecologically viable alternative to other forms of mulch and is available for purchase at the nursery.

From now until the end of the year, we will be open on Sundays as well as during the week.

We enter the breathtaking hardy hibiscus flowering season. Stunning flowers on perennial shrubs that are hardy in our climate conditions. Plant them now to take full advantage of their spectacular flowers over the summer season.

On Saturday 8th of July and Sunday 9th of July from 10h until 18h, Celebrating the hardy hibiscus, our large flowering, hardy hibiscus take pride of place at the nursery.

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July from 10h until 18h, gardening advice: ideas on how to create a little corner of paradise in your gardens using our own production of palm trees, banana plants, clumping bamboo, large flowering hibiscus and ornamental grasses.

On Saturday 23rd of July and Sunday 24th July from 10h until 18h, gardening advice: ideas on how to create a little corner of paradise in your gardens using our own production of palm trees, banana plants, clumping bamboo, large flowering hibiscus and ornamental grasses.

On Saturday 5th of August and Sunday 6th of August from 10h until 18h, come and get inspiration on how to create a zen mediatation area in even the smallest space using clumping bamboo, horsetail and other more unusual plants.

Our hibiscus are now flowering: regular updates are available through our Facebook page. Our Luna hibiscus are stunning this year and available for sale at the nursery along with our other varieties, all of which are, of course, rustic and hardy.

A new press article in the Charente Libre on Monday 21st of August, describing the activities of the nursery. Nice to be noticed!

Throughout the autumn, events continue at the nursery and garden centre, putting the accent of different plant associations every weekend to help give you ideas on how to diversify your garden planting schemes. The 28th and 29th of October, we are giving pride of place to our collection of bamboo. Come along and discover the different varieties we have for sale and how to look after them to keep them looking fabulous and under control in your garden.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year - may all your hearts desires manifest into your life!

The nursery is closed to the public for a short winter break. We open our doors again on February 1st 2018 and it will be a pleasure to assist you with your plant choices to enhance your garden and outdoor living areas. Our opening hours will be from 10h until 18h from Tuesday to Saturday. The Spring plant show season starts shortly, please do give us a call if you would like to know our whereabouts and opening times which can be variable at weekends.