The garden of Quiqueran
Welcome to the garden of Jeanne de Quiqueran!
At the request of Jeanne de Quiqueran, wife of Honoré des Martins, governor of Baux de Provence, a hospital was built on this site in 1585. It welcomed patients with common illnesses. From the 16th century, a medicinal garden and a vegetable garden adjoining the building were designed to care for and feed the patients.
Today, there is a reconstructured garden inspired by the Middle Ages. According to Charlemagne's Capitulary of Villis in 795, the medieval garden is fenced off to protect it from animals, invaders and marauders. It is made up of different squares of cultivated soil, raised and surrounded by a weaving of branches. In the center, there is usually a tree, a well or a fountain. Shaded areas with trellises allow for a quiet rest.
Each cultivated area has a specific function. The Hortulus is the vegetable garden. The Herbularium is the garden of medicinal plants. The Viridarium is the orchard. The Hortus conclusus is the secret garden.