Invitation to our Summer Picnic on Tuesday 13th July at Jardin de Martels

Please come and join us for a day out in a beautiful garden… to celebrate summer, our love of gardens, the end of confinement, and the opportunity to get together again.

We will be transported by comfortable air-conditioned coach to Jardin de Martels, a magical place to spend a few hours.

We will have a guided tour and then have free time to explore or just relax and enjoy the company of other members in a delightful and tranquil environment, full of beautiful plants.  

Bring a sun hat, some water and a picnic lunch… 

also a shopping bag for your purchases from the nursery…

This visit should provide some wonderful subjects for our Calendar competition, so don’t forget your camera.

We have 44 places on the coach, which we hope to fill with members for our first outing together in ages. It’s going to be lovely, I can hardly wait!

Thanks to the Vide Jardin, we can reduce the cost to our members and offer you a ticket to cover transport, entry to the garden and the guided tour, for just 18€.

If you would like to join us, and you are already a member, please let Ingrid know by email to as soon as possible, to reserve your place. Your payment will be required in advance, to be received no later than 5th July.  See the Reservation form in the attachment to the email from our secretary, for details. If you aren’t yet a member, then go to our Join Us page and follow the link to complete our membership form. You will then be able to reserve a place and then pay for both the trip and your membership at the same time.

We plan to arrive at the garden by 10h15 for a tour starting at 10h30. Pickups will be in Montaigu de Quercy, Lauzerte and probably Castelsarrasin. The journey takes about 1.5 hours. The tour lasts 1 hr 15 mins. We will leave the garden at 15h

About the gardens

Jardin de Martels is at Giroussens, 81500, 30km north of Toulouse. It is classed as a Jardin Remarquable 

Visit their website to read their story and get a glimpse of the delights that await us.

This asian-inspired / English landscape floral garden of almost 9 acres has 1000s of different plants, in a variety of gardens,  including amazing lotus ponds (they should be at their best), an exotic greenhouse for aquatic plants, a banana plantation, fabulous agapanthus, hydrangeas etc… they also have a wonderful nursery with locally grown plants.

Since our last visit with the club in 2015 there have been many additions, including a rose garden, a Chinese temple in the Indonesian garden, a revamp of the colours garden and reconstruction of the turtle ponds, and the addition of an iron gazebo. So even if you have been before, there will be plenty of new things to discover.

 The nursery has its own website, which is bound to make you realise that there is ALWAYS room for another plant…

I am looking forward to it immensely and hope to see you on the day,