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The autumn edition of the Fête des Jardins will be held on October 22 and 23, 2022, as always in the grounds of the Château de Pommorio in Tréveneuc, a village near the Brittany coast.
The theme chosen for this autumn is : “ Butterfly-Friendly Plants for your Garden ”.
True to its high standards, the Fête des Jardins will offer an array of nurserymen, exceptional collectors and leading specialists from all over France and Europe who set the benchmark in their field… English, Belgian, Dutch, French – the pick of European nurseries will be there: Les Pépinières Hennebelle, Van Nuffelen, Boos Hydrangeas, Delhommeau Fuchsias, Loubert Roses, Fleurs et Senteurs, Listening Gardens if it rains, Jardin d’Exception, La Palmeraie Zen from La Roche St-Louis, Les Pépinières Indigènes, Carpus Nurseries, Deux-Caps Nurseries, les Roses de la Côte dʼEmeraude, the Domaine de la Source, the Pépinières Botaniques Armoricaines, Gentian Bulborum Botanicum, Kerfandol Nursery, Carniflora, Boca Plants, Natural Gardens, Un Simple Jardin, David Austin Roses, St-Ilan, Les Vieilles Forges, Meridoul Garden, Gwen’s Garden, the Greenhouses of Pen ar Ru, Kerveat Botanic Farm, le Jardin du Crocus bleu, Daylilies from la Pointe, etc.
Organic vegetable plants produced locally, fruit trees and seedlings, organic grains and seeds by Humus Sapiens and of course creative local craftspeople: basket makers, potters, ironworkers, herbalists, producers of green manure, garden antiques, cabinetmakers, landscapers, pruners, craftsmen…
Sale of seasonal, organic and local fruit and vegetables, Halloween lanterns, pumpkins, etc.
Full list of exhibitors on the website : fetedesjardins.com

With Benoit L’Hotellier as Guest of Honour :
A landscaper by training and gardener by trade, specializing in honey-rich plants that attract pollinating insects. Benoit is passionate about nature and committed to preserving animal and plant diversity. He loves gardens buzzing with life; he has visited and studied many of them all over France.  So for a future that will boost the development of biodiversity, he studies, observes and lists the most attractive plants for pollinating insects.
A wildlife photographer, he makes us aware of the beauty of nature. In his books he shows us how to bring life back to our gardens and our gardens back to life!
Both days at 3 p.m. he will give a talk on “Plants and butterflies of our gardens » and will sign his book « Planter pour les abeilles, papillons et autres insectes pollinisateurs » (Planting for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects) published by Ouest France.
Benoit will also exhibit some of his nature photos outside.

Events also on their stands – on both days, they will offer you:
– 11 a.m. Workshop-Conference: “Permaculture in the garden” with Lara Weisse, specialist in ecological and responsible development. Website: http://www.simplementjardin.fr
– at 15.30 , On is stand in the Garden :
Talk in English:  « A Forest Garden in Brittany, another way to plant and harvest in your garden », with Géraldine Carvello, from La Forêt Jardin du Robin plant nursery in Mellionnec. Website https://foretjardindurobin.wixsite.com/website 
– 2 p.m. For children, games to learn how to garden with nature using permaculture tools, with Lara Weisse on her stand in the garden.
– 3 p.m. Talk and book-signing by Benoît L’Hotellier “Plants and butterflies in our gardens”.
Demonstration on their stand in the garden by Abeilles d’Armor and Pierre Javaudin « la Ruche Naturelle”:
The role of social and solitary bees in the pollination of plants, presentation of « classic » and horizontal hives (Kenya). The life of bees.
– Beehive products: https://abeillesdarmor.com and https://www.ruche-naturelle.fr

For children:
pony rides in the Pommorio grounds and at 2 p.m, games to learn how to garden with nature using permaculture tools, with Lara Weisse on her stand in the garden, near the well.

* At the former stables the Catering Village will be selling food to take away or enjoy on site or on the terrace.  Advance orders: Traiteur l’Exotique in Etables sur Mer.
Food-trucks, Oysters bar, Pizzas, Fine Asiatic food

The Garden Festival, practical information:
Dates: October 21-22, 2022 /10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Place : at the Château de Pommorio in Tréveneuc, Côtes d’Armor, Brittany.
Admission: €5.  Free for children under 16.
All workshops, conferences and events are free subject to capacity.
Disabled parking, free parking
Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

Program on fetedesjardins.com