The festival

Famous for its climate, its coast and its landscape as well as its lifestyle, the Côte d'Azur welcomes more than 11 million international tourists a year. It is also the land for flowers, scents and garden art with 75 gardens including 14 magnificent gardens ("Jardin Remarquable"), for the world-famous perfume flower know-how and for many landscape companies.

Thanks to these advantages, the Département des Alpes-Maritimes launched in 2017 an unprecedented event : the Côte d’Azur Gardens Festival (Festival des Jardins de la Côte d'Azur).

This first festival was a real special moment of fulfillment and sharing, which delighted all the senses and strengthened the international reputation of the Côte d'Azur.

Due to the success, the attendance and the media impact, this festival will be renewed every 2 years for a whole month during springtime. The Côte d'Azur Garden Festival looks forward to seeing you from its fourth edition from 25th march to 1st may 2023 made up of 4 strands: a contest of landscape creations, out-of-competition gardens, a series of conferences and many other activities throughout the department.

The ambition of the festival is to bring the Côte d'Azur up to a leading destination for tourism related to gardens.

The Festival is open to all audiences :

  • General public: local public, families, seniors, garden and botanical enthusiasts, foreign and national tourists visiting individually or through organised tours...
  • School audience,
  • Students in schools of landscape, architecture, design, horticulture...
  • Professionals of the sector, artists, landscapers.

As part of this event, the Département will hold a “pop-up” ephemeral landscaping contest on various free sites, and animations throughout the Alpes-Maritimes.