The Jardin aux Plantes la Bouichere is situated in Limoux in the Aude department of south west France
Le Jardin aux plantes la Bouichere is a garden which specialises in scent. There is a 2.5km walk bordered by scented plants, shrubs and trees. There are more than a thousand scented plants in the garden. If, like me, you are trying to fill your garden with more scented plants, this is the garden to come to for ideas and inspiration.
The range of plants in the garden, both scented and non-scented is huge and includes masses of roses as well as more mediterranean plants such as agaves.
There are a whole range of different themed gardens here including a rose garden, a grasses garden, a conifer garden, a dry garden and an attractive vegetable garden.
As well as exploring the garden there is a lot of information of the use of plants across the world and in days gone by.
There are also various colour-themed gardens.
For those with the time (and ability to speak French) there are also workshops teaching various gardening techniques.
There is a tea shop and it is possible to buy plants too at the garden.
The Jardin aux Plantes La Bouichere is open from the 1 May to 14 June and 20 Aug to 5 Oct from 13h00 to 18h00. And from 15 June to 17 Aug from 10h00 to 18h00. The garden is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays every week.
The price to visit the garden is 6.50 euros for adults and 3.90 euros for children.
This garden is situated to the south of Carcassonne in the town of Limoux.
Jardin aux plantes parfumées la Bouichère, 11300 Limoux