Now, over 135 years later, Les Ets Botaniques Latour-Marliac is
still trading and exports its plants worldwide. It also
houses the French National Collection of Nymphaea which
includes 200 hardy and tropical water-lily varieties.
Les Ets Botaniques Latour-Marliac is set in beautiful grounds with a lake, secluded walks, a waterfall and numerous exotic flowers
and plants in addition to the dozens of water-lily beds. There
is also a pleasant shaded terrace and a cafe serving
drinks, snacks and lunches.
1904, whilst on his way to Spain, Monet came here to the
Lot-et-Garonne to see for himself the source of his
inspiration. Now, you can see it too!
Ets Botaniques Latour-Marliac are situated just
over ten miles from Blanchou Cottage, at Temple-sur-Lot,
and if you have any interest in painting (or just the
incredible beauty of nature) then these gardens are well
worth a visit - as you can see from these photographs.