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Visit of the Durban-Corbières botanical garden

Visit of the Durban-Corbières botanical garden

Welcome to Aude, a country traversed by forests of holm oaks and garrigue plants. During an excursion, the distracted walker notices well the presence of lavender and thyme, which their virtues and scents have made known well beyond the Mediterranean coast. But is this the only plant wealth in the region? Certainly not ! In total, more than 500 species populate these limestone massifs with stony soils, bathed by the hot sun of the South. It is this richness, and that of the associated know-how, that the "Maison botanique" association agrees to rediscover to prevent it from being forgotten. First, by telling the story of the Mediterranean landscape through time and human activities. Then by offering a year-round entertainment and environmental education program. Did you know, for example, that the garrigue has everything you need to make a gourmet tasting or a beauty oil? Let yourself be tempted by the discovery!

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières botanical garden The association organizes workshops for adults dedicated to the botanical determination of plants, but also to the knowledge of edible wild plants and cosmetic plants. Did you know, for example, that the daisy is edible?

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières Botanical Garden Each workshop is organized around theoretical sequences and field trips, with the idea of ​​allowing everyone to acquire the basics allowing them to continue discovering the riches of nature independently.

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières botanical garden Boxwood, lavender and thyme are not the only species that decorate the garrigue: many others are to be discovered by following the path of the path that crosses the garden.

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières botanical garden Basketry and plessing are part of traditional skills which, once mastered, allow free rein to your creativity to make the most varied useful or ornamental objects.

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Botanical garden of Durban Corbières A precise botanical inventory was carried out on the basis of the 5,000 m2 accessible from the garden. The remarkable species are reported during the visit.

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières botanical garden A scarecrow watches over the cultivation of cosmetic plants. Too elegant to be a deterrent?

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières botanical garden Narbonne linen: that poetry and grace in this little aerial flower whose head sways so beautifully with the wind! The garden has an educational vocation of environmental education. It puts at the service of individuals its technical and scientific expertise for the promotion of local species and the acquisition of cultural practices respectful of the environment: creation of a pond, manufacture of refuges for birds, establishment of a greedy hedge…

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières botanical garden In total, the garden covers 8,000 m2, some of which are difficult to access. This does not prevent the silky rockrose from flourishing there!

Durban Corbières Botanical Garden


Durban Corbières Botanical Garden This garden is not only devoted to the local flora: it also tells the story of the Mediterranean landscape over time and human activities.