Monty with guests at La Louve

Photos and feedback – Meet Monty in Provence

Find a selection of photographs from a trip to the gardens of Provence with Monty Don, Lucy Hall and David Hurrion.

We invited guests on a sunny holiday to visit exquisite gardens, including La Louve, La Jeg and Val Joanis in Provence in June, 2019. Accompanied by hosts Monty Don, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Editor, Lucy Hall and Associate Editor, David Hurrion. Here are some photographs from the trip…

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What a fabulous time we had. David Hurrion was the most wonderful travel guide - so knowledgable on his plants and the area - he was a complete joy! We could not have asked for a more courteous and attentive guide - he made the holiday.
Holiday guest

La Louve

La Louve, the unique creation of Hermès designer Nicole de Vésian – a lesson in clipped forms and intimate spaces – all with a deep sense of calm. Monty joined the group here to explore the garden

Monty talking to the group at La Louve
Monty talking to the group at La Louve
Rows of lavender about to bloom, at La Louve

Rows of lavender about to bloom, at La Louve
La Louve, photos from Provence holiday, June 2019

The pool at La Louve
Monty with guests at La Louve
Monty with guests at La Louve
A fantastic trip. The gardens were outstanding, the effort that went into the organisation of the events was terrific. We could not have done any better than David Hurrion as our tour guide..along with the coach driver Phillipe, who was also amazing. It was a wonderful experience.
Sheila Johnson

A traditional bistro lunch, prior to visiting La Louve

Traditional bistro lunch in Bonnieux
Traditional bistro lunch in Bonnieux

Gardens of artist and sculptor, Marc Nucera

We met artist and sculptor Marc Nucera, who previously worked with designer Nicole de Vésian, and who shared his striking garden with us

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Wooden sculpture in artist Marc Nucera's garden
Wooden sculpture in artist Marc Nucera’s garden
Artist Marc Nucera talking to guests
Artist Marc Nucera talking to guests
Guests exploring Marc Nucera's garden
Guests exploring Marc Nucera’s garden

La Jeg

La Jeg is a breath-taking sculpture garden by international designer Anthony Paul. Here we met the owners, enjoy a guided tour and aperos as the sun set behind nearby Mont Ventoux

Guests in sculpture garden, La Jeg
Guests in sculpture garden, La Jeg
Stone sculpture in gardens of La Jeg

Stone sculpture in gardens of La Jeg
Butterflies on scabious at La Jeg
Butterflies on scabious at La Jeg
Guests at La Jeg
Guests at La Jeg
David Hurrion with guests and owner of La Jeg

David Hurrion with guests and owner of La Jeg
This tour was excellent in every respect: the gardens we visited were varied and amazing, particularly the private garden we were privileged to see. David Hurrion is a brilliant tour guide, so knowledgable regarding horticulture and the botany and geology of the area we visited...It was also good to meet Monty, who gave an interesting talk and insight on the garden we visited with him. All in all, a wonderful trip to Provence.
Diane Hawke