Rare Plants and Natural Gardens
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, April 2018. Every year, Rare Plants and Natural Gardens chooses a new theme for its spring event – always a firm favourite with plant lovers, enthusiasts and professionals. The 18th edition of the fair will take place this year during the weekend of the 16th and 17th April 2016, and is packed with new additions.
Since it first started,“Rare Plants and Natural Gardens,” regarded by professionals as THE plant festival in the south-east, has continued to combine environmental concerns with teaching and long-term planning, in keeping with the spirit of the naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre, whose house and garden in Serignan have been opened to the public after restoration. Here you’ll find temporary gardens , created by three landscape gardeners each of whom has been given 80m2 to showcase their knowledge and expertise. It’s an opportunity to pick up ideas and technical advice from organisations and make contact with experienced professionals. Live gardening lessons and demonstrations will take place around the show gardens.The vegetable garden is increasingly popular today while the poulty run is making a marked comeback. However, a chicken coop can can’t be just be introduced overnight and its positioning needs to be well thought out. This is the message that will be delivered by the échappée bêle teaching farm . Also, for the first time there will be film screenings . For a spot of relaxation visitors can wander round the large exhibition area/space selling furniture, accessories and art deco objects; and there’s even a rural library ! It’s the perfect place to shop for inspiring ideas and plans, and organically produced products. The event always attracts a wide variety of talents: you’ll meet women who work with wood, hemp, soil, straw and spices etc. And, there’ll be numerous presentations. There will be more than 90 nurseries and collectors displaying a wide range of plants; visitors can participate in 20 botanical trips hunting for wild lettuce, observing garden birds and learning about familiar environments etc. They can also enjoy in situ show and tell sessions and tall tales about medicinal herbs! Not to mention a variety of children’s workshops and more than 50 different kinds of events open to all!The full program is available on the site www.plantes-rares.com . From March onwards.