A tour of gardens in the south of France is every gardener’s dream. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity (or if you have and would like to relive that experience), you’ll love Nan’s illustrated tour of the legacy gardens of Provence and the French Riviera.

This tour takes you to a dozen gardens, starting at La Louve, French designer Nicole de Vesian’s fabulous country home and garden. We stop at La Chaboude, designer Philippe Cottet’s modern interpretation of a 15th century farmhouse and garden. Further south, we visit Jardin Exotic, the 85 year-old succulent gardens on the cliffs overhanging Monaco, and Lawrence Johnston’s Serra de la Madone (where Johnston retreated after selling Hidcote, the garden designed in England). There are more public gardens, private gardens, historic gardens, and iconic gardens, ending at Monet’s Giverny. Though it is not in Provence or the French Riviera, every garden tour to France should include Giverny!