Workers gardens

In several Languedoc villages, usually just on the edge of the old town, there are “jardins ouvriers” or workers gardens. These gardens were set up as community gardens for industrial workers in the 18th or 19th century. Always located near a water source and enclosed by stone walls. These gardens have been abandonned in many cases, but sometimes renovated and re-allocated to gardeners in the 21st century.

Tool shed
Walls and pathways
Wash basin (lavoir)
Walls, untended gardens