Le Grand Potager regularly welcomes children from schools in the village of Lauris and the surrounding area, to raise their awareness of biodiversity, preservation of the environment, and ecological gardening techniques.

During the school holidays, entertainment is offered for children of hotel and restaurant guests.

To organize a school visit in the company of a nature instructor, please contact us by email: info@legrandpotager.org,
or contact the hotel directly on 04 13 98 00 00

Land art session

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The children from the Lauris school dedicated themselves to a land art activity. By giving free rein to their imagination and to their sense of artistic creation, the children proposed a beautiful catalog of natural compositions. Each one of them … Read More

Flower hunt for Lauris school children at the Grand Potager

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During a day at the Grand Potager, nursery classes from the Lauris school had the opportunity to be involved in a flower hunt. Near the bioclimatic green house and the aromatics spiral, a lot of flowers are present. The exercise … Read More

Introduction to composting and observation of the compost’s useful insects

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In front of the Grand Potager’s compost, the students from Lauris’ nursery school learned how to sort their waste. Plastic ? In the recycling bin ! Leftover chicken ? In the garbage can ! Vegetable peel ? In the compost … Read More

Visit to the henhouse at the Grand Potager’s pond

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TEXT: During their visit to the Grand Potager, the students of the Lauris school paid a visit to the working hens. They are retired hens, which have been collected by the Grand Potager to spend a quiet retirement, after having … Read More

Discovery of the biodiversity around the Grand Potager’s pond

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During their visit to the Grand Potager, the students of the Lauris school paid a visit to observe the pond which is located next to the henhouse, so as to learn many things about the biodiversity that can be found … Read More

Experimentation of the set-in-nature theatre at the Grand Potager

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Track game at the Grand Potager series 5/5 Last step of the discovery day at the Grand Potager. This open-air theatre is a mere frame made of wooden tubes which is fastened between two small trees. Inspired by puppet theatre, … Read More

Balancing game at the Grand Potager

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Track game at the Grand Potager series 4/5 Another step in the discovery day at the Grand Potager. Balance, patience and focus, all of these were required for the children to succeed in the balancing game’s journey. The game consists … Read More

Land art activity at the Grand Potager

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Track game at the Grand Potager series 3/5 Third step of the discovery day at the Grand Potager: land art ! This artform consists in using materials from nature for esthetics purposes. The children had the opportunity to create their … Read More

Observation and drawing at the Grand Potager

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Track game series at the Grand Potager 2 / 5 Back to the rest of the discovery day at the Grand Potager. The children focused on drawing reproductions of different elements of the garden, like the keyhole, the mandala, or … Read More

Walk in the Grand Potager park

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Track game series at the Grand Potager 1 / 5 At the Grand Potager of Fontenille, 20 children of the Lauris summer camp came to discover the garden’s track game. During an afternoon, the children had a walk through the … Read More

Insect house making workshop

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Every wednesday at the Grand Potager in Fontenille children are offered a creative workshop. This week an insect house making workshop took place, which was an opportunity to gather adults and children around a do-it-yourself activity under the sun ! … Read More

Bee watching at the Grand Potager, Lubéron, France

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At the Fontenille domain, the garden is a shelter for many insects: on his own, the garden attracts a huge number of auxiliary insects. Today, as the fist flowers arrived, the children observed bees foraging the garden’s flowers.

Treasure Hunt at the Grand Potager

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During a school outing, children from Lauris’ school were invited to participate in a treasure hunt through the Grand Potager de Fontenille and its forest paths. Small signs were placed in trees amongst the Domain, presenting different kind of birds, … Read More

Discovery of aromatic herbs

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Discovery of aromatic herbs and edible flowers at the Grand Potager.

Presentation of the compost

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Presentation of the compost to the children visiting the Grand Potager of the Domaine de Fontenille

Visit of the children of the school of Lauris

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The Grand Potager welcomed the pupils of the school of Lauris, for a guided tour of the Grand Potager. The children, had a visit to the different garden elements: the composting area, the keyhole vegetable garden, the insect shelter, the … Read More

Children’s visit

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25 children from Lauris school visited le Grand Potager de Fontenille. Le Grand Potager, will start its pedagogical vocation, now that the garden is operational. the children visited the various centers of interest of the garden in groups of 5, … Read More