Welcome to Le Jardin Créatif
Based in the Haute Vienne, Limousin, Le Jardin Créatif is a new venture offering exciting short courses and workshops in sculpture and natural crafts, horticulture and gardening, stained glass, metalwork and floral arts. Open Saturdays March-October 10-4 for nursery & garden visits (please make an appointment to visit at other times). Courses are held Monday – Saturdays. CLOSED ON SUNDAYS/FETE DAYS.
We are now running a range of courses and workshops again, subject to deconfinement regulations. We can provide light refreshments but for the time being we are unable to offer lunches. Places are strictly limited, please bring a mask in case we have to work indoors. Check out our ‘COURSES AND EVENTS‘ page for details of forthcoming courses and please get in touch if you would like to make a group booking. Our nursery is open as normal on Saturdays 10-4 subject to distancing regulations. Please see our NURSERY & GARDEN page for details
Courses: Throughout the year we will run half day, full day and weekend/two day courses covering topics and activities including willow weaving, willow sculpture, greenwood crafts, wood turning, chicken wire sculpture, plant propagation, pruning skills, botany, eco-printing, stained glass, wreath making, specialist plant cultivation, grafting and caring for your orchard among many other subjects. To see our list of current courses click here Courses and events
Have a look at our gallery and blog to see some of our work
Group bookings and bespoke courses: We can put on special dates for you and your family or friends and do bespoke courses for groups either at our site or we can come out to you.
Plant Nursery & Garden: We have a sister enterprise ‘La Petite Pépinière de La Guinandie’ where we grow and sell herbaceous perennials, cottage garden plants, herbs, ornamental edibles, dye plants, grasses, veg plants etc from our own nursery. Our garden is open for nursery customers when the nursery is open; Saturdays between March and end of October 10.00-4.00 also weekdays by appointment only- please check with us that we are here/available before coming. Closed Sundays. We can also do guided tours and talks for garden clubs, art and craft groups, photography groups and other local clubs by prior appointment.
Consultancy: We can also offer individual garden consultancy and design, and private tuition. Please get in touch if you or your group are interested in consultancy, a bespoke course or private tuition on any horticultural subject – we are open to suggestions – and are happy to come out to your garden club to do talks, demonstrations and bespoke courses.
Staying in the Region/Holiday activities: If you would like to visit the region and stay nearby so that you can join one of our courses or workshops during your holiday or need somewhere to stay over if you have a long travel, we have linked up with some local gites and B&B owners that we can recommend. You can find out more here: HOLIDAYS
Testimonials: here are a few extracts from some lovely emails that we have been sent…
‘just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful experience on Tuesday. My Heron is in a pride of place and I am proud to have made it myself (obviously with loads of help from Paul)’