Parks and Gardens

Parks and Gardens

Near Mane, Salagon which houses the Conservatoire ethnobotanique de Haute-Provence with its 4 themed gardens, Haute-Provence has other remarkable sites, parks and gardens.

The Abbey of Valsaintes, a Cistercian abbey in Provence, with a splendid rose garden next to a garden which has become a « natural sanctuary »,

La Thomassine in Manosque, with its 4 ha orchard and 12 000 trees with 290 old varieties and its 5 000 m2 vegetable garden,

In Digne-les-Bains, the Parc Saint-Benoît in the Geology Reserve with its big shady park and paths, streams, waterfalls and the works of Andy Goldsworthy and Joan Fontcuberta, the butterfly garden where the general public can see a hundred or so species of butterfly in ideal conditions and the Jardin des Cordeliers in the town where herbs and medicinal plants from the region are united on four themed parcels,

The garden of the castle in Château-Arnoux and the walk to ferme de Font Robert offer a variety of little-known themes in ten explanatory stops.

In Forcalquier the listed cemetery which is remarkable in the pruning of its yews and the garden of the Couvent des Cordeliers made up of beds containing perfume, aromatic and medicinal plants.

Parks and gardens to visit