The International Association of English speakers in the Gard

BritsNîmes is a non-profit making association of people interested in the English language.
Membership is open to individuals or families.

BritsNîmes organises regular social and cultural activities.
These are varied and designed to help people to get to know the area,
make new friends and meet local people.
Information is shared via our website, emails, monthly newsletters and Facebook.

attracts members from many nationalities.
Some have lived in the area for many years, others are recent arrivals.
The regular get togethers allow everybody to exchange experiences about life in France.

is always delighted to have new members.
By joining BritsNîmes contact with other members in English can be both a pleasure and an experience, while a helping hand when in need is always welcome.
All nationalities welcome.

Monthly Event

Monthly Event


A blooming great day out 

in the botanical gardens of La Gardie

Wednesday 8th May
2019 at 10:30 am

Discover the themed gardens of La Gardie with your hosts Francis and Sally, the organisers of today's visit. After lunch, enjoy Francis‘s lecture on Madagascan plant life, tour the various stalls (including plants and garden books for sale, basket weaving, gold panning and washing, old medieval crafts and more), or join a geological and botanical walk of the gardens. 

The Plant Fair is the gardens' annual big event, and Francis and Sally - your knowledgeable private guides - will help you get the very best out of the day.

The Jardins Ethnobotaniques de la Gardie are botanical gardens located in a former schoolyard at the Pont d’Avene. Organised as a series of woodland clearings illustrating the rural ethnobotany of the Cevennes, the gardens feature orchards and cereals of yesteryear; botanical, medieval and herb gardens, beehives, dry stone walls and a charcoal kiln. The gardens contain a range of local heirloom plants, including more then 60 varieties of vines, 23 types of olive trees; fruits and berries including arbutus, elderberry, jujube, loquat and mulberry; and vegetables from the Middle Ages including cabbage, chicory, leeks, lettuce, onions, spinach, turnips and white beans.
Lunch  under the gazebo 
Salade de l’ete and charcuterie
Paleron de bœuf tres tendre a la forestiere
Gratin dauphinois aux cepes des Cevennes
Fromages ( 3 )
Coupe glacee cevenole
Vin rouge, rose, blanc,

Jardins ethnobotaniques de la Gardie
( hameau de La Gardie)  30340 Rousson.
GPS : 
Lat : 44.2067229 , Long : 4.142675000000054.

Go to Ales

Take the ringroad in Ales toward Abenas-Mende (green signs),and  at the last roundabout you will see a big bakery named "La grange de Nathalie” on your right and the Ales Hospital on your left. Take Aubenas (green sign), follow the direction Aubenas- Saint Ambroix on the D 904. Three km after Les Rosiers,  turn left to the Prehistorama, then continue about 500 m right ahead on the same road and turn left to Jardins ethnobotaniques de la Gardie. 


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