30 years of experience

For 30 years we have been selecting new and personal varieties all under the label "Collection Côte de Lumière" from the name of our Vendée littoral near Les Sables d'Olonne.

This selection work amounts to 48 cultivars. They have all been obtained by vegetative multiplication and are not seedling reliable but they actually are obtained by natural cross breeding, hybridizations or by mutation of known origin.

If you come and visit our nursery you will be able to observe them and in case you "fall in love" with one or another you can purchase it.
You will stroll at leisure around the exhibition garden - the Florilegium de Beauregard (the Beauregard Florilegium) - there , in a natural environment , gather harmoniously together near 2000 species and varieties among which a collection of 60 cistus.

In le Jardin des Pots (the Flower Pot Garden) discover the national collection of agapanthus for persistent cold sensitive ones. More hardy deciduous ones will be found per colour in the garden in various flowerbeds. The currently collection of these "flowers of love" is close to 200 taxons.

We allow many wild plants to grow together with our plantations in order to attract insects and birds where they can find a shelter; the spider ant only found in Corsica has actually settled here.

Since 2003 we grow all our plants in biological compost and we use organic fertilizer as well as natural products so as to respect the predators and keep the balance inside our greenhouses.
This way we obtain stronger plants able to settle more rapidly in your garden and especially in dry and even sandy soils.

To help you carry out your plantations near the sea, we recommend our Guide des Jardins du Bord de Mer (Editions l'Etrave) available by mail at the price of 8 euros as well as Jardins et Embruns
(Editions Edisud) at the price of 14 euros.

Let us know your projects and we will help you realize the flower arrangement you wish by choosing among the 1565 varieties of our catalogue available by email in PDF.

Jean Yves Poiroux