Botanical watercolours with Annie Hovanessian
Combine a relaxing stay at Domaine de la Louveterie at Moutiers au Perche Normandie, a B&B plus gites deep in the Orne countryside, with a course led by French artist Annie Hovanessian in the 18th-century technique of painting botanical watercolours.
Nurseries and garden centres
Les Pépinières Ellebore
Visit this specialist nursery in Saint Jouin-de-Blavou and be fascinated – and delighted - by its collection of rare and unusual plant specimens including winter flowering plants such as hellebores.
Jardin de la Briqueterie
Make yourself at home in this English-style garden and nursery in Avernes-Saint-Gourgon. Beds and borders are informally planted with perennials and grasses and there is a wildflower meadow that attracts butterflies by the dozen.
A new homes and gardens shopping concept at Le Jardin-Boutique at La Pesnière in Champsecret. Instead of a shop window, the owner Veronique Harlé, has arranged the homeware she sells in her vast decorated barn to make it easier for you to imagine how it would look in your home. Similarly, all the plants for sale in her nursery are displayed in her own garden.