owner of La Bastide des Lavandes (The Lavender Homestead), is a native
of Southern France and has lived in the Carolinas for over twenty years.
about plants and all things natural, he realized after seventeen years
in the healthcare industry that he had to pursue his lifelong dream of
designing beautiful landscapes and growing his native land's plants.
the support of his wife Jackie, he planted in less than four years
over 3,500 plants and trees on their property in York County, SC,
comprising over 550 cultivars and ultimately creating
La Bastide des Lavandes.
Among La Bastide des Lavandes' Mediterranean gardens, you will find over 40 varieties of lavender, 25 varieties of rosemary, over 60 varieties of salvia, 12 varieties of palms and so many unusual plants from around the world.
and Jackie have created a truly unique place where visitors feel like
they have traveled to the South of France before realizing they are
still in South Carolina. The lush and unique gardens
are a testament to the ability of many Mediterranean plants to grow and
thrive in the Southeastern US, contrary to popular assumptions.
Mediterranean inspired farmstead offers the
perfect setting for a Southern French experience in the heart of the
South Carolina countryside.