The best rose sale ever:
In 1980 Thomas and Veronique Gravier created the Pepinieres du Grand Luberon in between Cucuron and Lourmarin. From the outset the Pepiniere, was like no other, for Thomas and Veronique shared a passion for roses. For the last 35 years they have cultivated over 400 varieties, ancient, modern, English and hybrid, winning prizes and recognition across France.
Thomas and Veronique are now retiring and are offering all their roses and the other garden centre plants for sale at half price. For most roses this means a price of around 15 euros. Plant one now and by next summer it will look like the one in the photo (left), which my wife and I planted last year. Stocks of the different varietals are limited and the green fingered should visit as soon as possible.
Opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5.30pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am until midday. It’s best to call one of the following numbers shortly before arriving: 06 10 24 93 55 (Thomas) or 06 45 64 43 04 (Veronique).
The address is:
Pepinieres du Grand Luberon
Quartier les patins,
chemin des blaques
route de Lourmarin
Take the route from Lourmarin to Cucuron and 3/4s of the way to Cucuron look out for a sign on your right hand side.