Tours and workshops

Scheduled days

Saturday, 05 May 2018 (All day)
Samedi botanique: Festival des Rhododendrons

4 départs de visites guidées dans la journée, sans inscription préalable 

-10h et 14h: visites détaillées d'env. 2hres (28€pp)

-11h et 15h visites découvertes d'env. 1hre (15€pp)

Plus de 600 espèces et variétés de rhododendrons avec fleurs, feuillages et écorces colorées et pour certains un parfum intense.

Après les visites dans notre point de vente: nombre de rhododendrons rares.

No subscription
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 15:15
journée de l'Ascension

En ce jour férié de l'Ascension, nous vous proposons deux visites guidées de 1h30, à 10h et à 14h, sans inscription préalable.


No subscription
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 14:00
Rhododendrons et azalées fleurs, feuillages et parfums

Durée: env 2 heures

Friday, 08 June 2018 - 14:00
Les Cornouillers à fleurs - mieux les connaître, les choisir et les cultiver

Durée: env 2 heures

Friday, 13 July 2018 - 14:00 to 16:45
Les Hortensias et Hydrangéas précoces

Reservations for Tours & Workshops - Internships

Discovery tour

with Aurélie André

A walk through the garden discovering the most beautiful displays and plants of the day.

All year round, monday to friday, by appointment.

Duration : 1 hour approx.

Fee   : 15€ / person

              8€ / child above the age of 6

Gate opens at 10:30 to access parking spaces in the courtyard. Tour begins at 11:00.

During French school holidays, these tours are available with NO APPOINTMENT, monday to friday at 11:00.

Forthcoming holiday periods for 2017:   April 3rd to May 5th  -  July 7th to September 1st.

Detailed tour

with Aurélie André, Dominique Cousin or Didier Willery 

This detailed tour allows one to enjoy the most attractive plants, scenes and displays of the day throughout the whole garden. (The itinerary varies according to weather conditions and the interests of the season).

All year, monday to friday, by appointment; saturdays, for groups of 15 or more.

Duration : 2 to 3 hours

Weekday fees :  

28 € /pers. (1 to 5 persons)

25 € /pers. (6 to 20 persons)

20 € /pers. (20 persons plus)

Week-end fees:  

33 € /pers. (min. 15 persons)

Student fees :  

14 € / pers. (1 to 5 persons)

12,50 € / pers. (6 to 20 persons)

10 € / pers. (20 persons plus)


with Dominique Cousin

Passionate about trees and pruning, Dominique conveys his knowledge clearly and with great ease; he demonstrates the Vasterival Transparence Pruning method in situ while simutaneously explaining its principles and its results on different plants and guides the participants during their practical excercises. (Please remember to bring your secateurs with you!)

Planting, composting, mulching, maintenance, plant pairing are amongst the various subjects touched upon during these 1-day courses combining a guided tour, demonstrations and practical exercises.

  • By appointment for groups of 6 persons or more
  • Forthcoming programmed dates for lone amateurs: see agenda below.

Duration : 10am-5pm (lunch break: 12:30-1:30, bring along a picnic meal) 

Fee : 95€/ pers.

"Family" workshops

Throughout the seasons & in the company of your children, discover the garden's numerous tresors as well as its scents, colours and textures.

On the afternoon's agenda, in collaboration with artist Jeanne Baur Antequil, will be: botanical discoveries for adults & children, ephemeral artistic creations with natural elements collected in the garden, planting wokshop to take away and finally, afternoon tea!

Duration: 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Fee: 15€ / adult - 10€ / child above the age of 6


Interns from all horticultural backgrounds are welcome for one-week (non-paid) extensible internships. Housing is available on site.

Prerequisites : the intern must be attached to a horticulutural school or organism, motivated and have a car or other means of transport.

Walk-in guided tours during school holidays

A walk through the garden discovering the most beautiful displays and plants of the day.

During French school holiday periods, these guided tours are available with NO APPOINTMENT, monday to friday at 11am

Duration : 1 hour approx.

Fees : 15€ / adult, 10€ / child over the age of 6

Gate opens at 10:30 to access parking spaces in the courtyard.

Forthcoming holiday periods :  April 3rd to May 5th 2017 and July 10th to September 1st 2017

At the end of the tour, you may wish to discover our new "sales-workshop-conference" space with a wide selection of books on plants, gardens & beekeeping, as well as our "gardenmade" honey & plants.





'Le Vasterival' garden is a private garden, open by appointment all year round, with the exception of sundays and public holidays. 

All tours are guided in French or English by a member of our team

The garden has limited accessibility for the disabled. 

Thank you for leaving your pets at home.

For your comfort, please wear boots and bring your rain gear!

The gate being closed during tours and training days, if delayed please call 02 35 85 12 05.


Location map


Map of the garden