Five properties in the South of France with idyllic gardens (Blog post: Home Hunts)

Swaying palm trees, pristine lawns and flowering pergolas, what makes your ideal summer home garden?

Everyone has their own idea and criteria for what would make an idyllic garden, but in Home Hunts’ experience there are common desires that make up the overall vision for a dream exterior.

Tall leafy palms, a landscaped garden, Med-style plants, an immaculate lawn and elegant terraces blooming with flowers and framed by climbing plants such as soft-hued wisteria or vibrant bougainvillea – these are some of the features which are often on clients’ wish lists.

Out of all the luxurious properties on sale at, here is a selection of homes with the most idyllic gardens.

Close to perfection in Cannes

From the tip of the tallest tree down to each and every manicured blade of grass, the garden of this stunning Belle Epoque-style property in La Californie (HH-11182287) is about as close to perfection as you can get. The unspoilt sea views from the vast sunbathing terrace are breathtaking and the pool is bordered by elegant potted shrubs and verdant mature foliage offering dappled shade.


Flowering stone steps lead down to a large, beautifully-kept lawn where green hues and palm trees are abundant, and a sweeping driveway with flowerbeds, filled with beautiful shrubs and tall trees, provide an impressive welcome for guests every single time.

Ancient glory in Avignon

The ancient city of Avignon is a historic wonder and it’s a fitting location for this beautifully-renovated 18th century bastide (HH-11621692). A commercial vineyard that includes Vin de France and AOP Ventoux, the property is nestled in a wooded park, which also offers plenty of olive trees.

One of the most spectacular aspects of this property is the driveway. With tall plane trees bordering the entrance road all the way up to the house, you can own one of France’s most iconic countryside images.

A more formal garden, fitting of a grand country house, has been landscaped into the grounds with a pretty pond and tables and chairs for al-fresco dining, and the understated swimming pool area looks out over the olive trees and luscious vines.

Read the rest of the article in Home Hunts’ deLux magazine.

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