Living Earth Gardens : In a wild valley, between Vercors et Dévoluy, passionate garden lovers have created their Utopia on a domain that had been lying fallow until they came. The clearing of dwarf pines, the island of aspens, the prairie of wild roses give unexpected forms to nature. Flowers and vegetables happily invite bumblebees, ladybirds, worms, toads and all their friends, who contribute, in their turn, to the wonderful balance of these organic gardens.
The ”Garden of the Five Elements”, wood, fire, earth, air and water, designed by Gilles Clement, is a treasor , hidden in the ruins of an ancient farm.
A mine of information to exploit in your own garden, a source of inspiration, continually renewed.
Created in : 1994
Surface : 50 hectares
- Opening 2023 :
Opening of the Center on May 1st, 2022, that day entry is free for all.
May, June, September: every weekend and public holiday - from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July-August: every day - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For further information, consult the website above.
- Visits :
Guided visits .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
- Charges :
In pre-sales (on www.terrevivante.org and OT du Trièves): Adults: 7,50 €; Children: 5 €
On site: Adults: 9 €; Children: 6,50 €
Free: Child - 5 years, and from the 3rd child of the same family.
Reductions subscribed to the 4 Seasons of organic garden, unemployed, student, RSA
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Fastfood-Restaurant, Drinking water fountain, Saloons to let, Seminars, Lectures, Children's playground, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Practical training courses , Pedagogical presentations, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Exhibition visitation, Treasure hunt fot children.
- Access :
To 60 km in the south of Grenoble.
By the RN 75. To leave the RN to Clelles. Terre Vivante to 8 km.
By the RN 85. Direction Mens after ”La Mure”. ”Terre Vivante” to 6 km of ”Mens”.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 44.801753000, 5.706496000