A French Wash House and Cottage Garden in Roscanvel

Great photos. What a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing!

Globetrotting Gardener

I came across this lovely cottage garden and old stone wash house or “lavoir” in French in Roscanvel, a small village on the coast of Brittany (I will be posting about other gardens in this area of the coast as well).

This is an example of a very simple wash house with a stone fountain going into a wash basin for women to do their laundry. Similar ones can be found all over French villages.

Note the extremely tall viperine, which in Brittany can grow well over 10 ft tall for some species. The valeriane growing on the side of a wall thrives in the poorest conditions and will not live as long in a garden border and richer soil.

DSC09960 Viperine

DSC09959 Back of fountain

DSC09958 Roses in mixed border

DSC09966 Valeriane

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