News and updates

We now have a training programme up and running: RPG Formations. The seminars and workshops are in french, if you would like to know more, drop us an email at

As in previous years, we are hosting our Fête des plantes on the 5th and 6th of september 2020 from 10h until 19h. It is highly likely that the local authorities will impose the wearing of a mask for this event so do make sure you come prepared. If you would like to support this event, please consider picking up some leaflets to distribute in your local area.

Exceptional closing dates: Sunday 30th of August, from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th of September 2020 inclusive, from Friday 25th of September until Sunday 27 September 2020 inclusive.

Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th from 08h30 until 20h00, our private gardens around the nursery are open to the public. This provides the opportunity for you to see how we use the plants we produce in our gardens, how they evolve over time and to discover or rediscover our gardens.

All the Spring plant shows being cancelled, we have decided to adopt our summer opening hours, from Tuesday to Sunday from 08h30 until 13h00 and from 16h30 until 20h.

On the 31st of May 2020 a solidarity plant show organised by the Pays du Ruffecois to help support hard hit nurseries like our own was a great success with over 1000 visitors showing their support for local producers.

Our perennials are ready to go to their new homes.

You won't see any distancing bands on the ground nor plexiglass at the nursery as we consider that we are collectively responsible for our health and safety. This pandemic, is, for us, an invitation to change behaviour, to establish what is truly important to each of us, to change the way we consume goods and services. The industrial giants have, almost certainly, seen a drop in turnover on certain lines (and a huge increase in turnover on others), this is nothing compared to the difficulties which small businesses are having to face. We really encourage you all to support small businesses, they need you, they need your custom, they need you to be or become a regular customer and this, all year round.

As we have no covered areas, it is fairly easy for us all to maintain safe distancing. This requires a change in practice so that it becomes a reflex. As part of this learning curve, should we forget to maintain distancing, please remind us to do so, just as we will remind you to do the same.

We offer a coaching service at your home, to help you place and 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.

If you currently have a project which has been delayed by the lockdown and you still have prep work to be done, we suggest you come to the nursery armed with plans so that we can move forward on the plants which would suit your needs and cost these options. When you are ready to plant, you can then come to pay and collect your plants and accessories or, should there be new restrictions on movement at that time, we can organise to deliver to you.