Welcome to the Sambucs Garden !

The garden

In 2013, the French guild of garden journalists chose as their “Favorite of the Year” the Jardin des Sambucs.

This labyrinth of stone, pools, wild plants and horticultural treasures covers some 5000 m² of steep hillside in the southern Cévennes hills on the edge of the Mediterranean climate zone.
Highly personal, it has been both pioneer and model in the recent trend towards ecotourism which, in remote rural areas, links the visiting of small family gardens to nature study, organic agriculture and country crafts.

This contemporary country garden invites discovery and participation.
Visitors at les Sambucs are encouraged to make themselves at home: they may draw or paint, settle into the well-endowed garden library, meet an expert on Occitan plant traditions, learn how to make the old peasant “stone soup” with wild herbs, picnic on home produce imaginatively prepared, meander and meditate or siesta on one of the many brightly cushioned stone benches.
Few well-known garden photographers have resisted this stunning garden. Many visitors return over and over, and children are particularly welcome.

– Writen by Louisa Jones –

Admission fee

Euro 7

Children: (from 5 years on) and students
Euro 4

Guided tours
Euro 10 
(for more than 8 persons on reservation, no guided tours in the summer.)


No bank carts accepted.


Opening hours

The garden is open

From the 16th of April until the 14th of May:
open every weekend and holidays
From 10am until 6pm – last admission: 5pm.

From the 16th of May until the 17th of September:
open all day
From 10am until 7pm last admission: 6pm.

Visit lasting about 1 ½ to 2 hours and more.
Welcome in English and German.

No dogs admitted.

Amis chiens non admis