Once again, the spring edition of the Fête des Jardins will be held on April 22 and 23, 2023, at the Château de Pommorio in Tréveneuc, a coastal village in the Côtes d’Armor, Brittany.
Rising to all expectations, the Fête des Jardins will offer an exceptional group of nurserymen and collectors, with leading specialists from all over France and Europe and who set the benchmarks in their field… English, Belgian, Dutch, French, la finest European nurseries will be there: Hennebelle Nurseries, Van Nuffelen, Boos hydrangeas, Barnhaven Primroses, Delhommeau Fuchsias, Loubert roses, Fleurs et Senteurs, Listening gardens if it rains, Jardin d’exception, The Zen palm grove from La Roche St-Louis, Les Pépinières Indigènes, Carpus nurseries, Deux-Caps nurseries, Emerald Coast roses, Planète Pélargoniums, Armorican Botanical nurseries, Gentiaan Bulborum Botanicum, Kerfandol nursery, Carniflore, Boca Plantes, Natural Gardens, Un Simple Jardin, English Roses, St-Ilan, Les Vieilles Forges, Meridoul Garden, le Jardin de Gwen, Pen ar Ru Greenhouses, Kerveat Botanical Farm, the blue Crocus garden, La Pointe daylilies, The Sept Sources bamboo garden, La Pomme Liane farm, Du Robin garden forest, etc.
Locally produced organic vegetable plants, fruit trees and soft fruit plants, organic grains and seeds with Humus Sapiens and of course local creative artisans, basket makers, potters, ironworkers, herbalists, green manure producers, garden flea markets , landscapers, craftsmen.
You will find the list of exhibitors on the website: fetedesjardins.com
With Fergus Garrett as Guest of Honour :
Fergus Garrett is described as a « world-famous plantsman » and « the Lionel Messi of horticulture », one of the Britain’s most influential garden designers. Fergus Garrett is coming to France exclusively for the spring edition of the Tréveneuc Garden Festival,and will give just one talk on the Saturday at 3 pm:
« Do gardens have a soul? – The spirit of Great Dixter Garden, Christopher Lloyd »
Following this, a meeting with the public, who may put questions on gardening and plants to Fergus. You can also buy his latest book « Great Dixter Then and Now » and get it signed by Fergus.The talk will be in English, with a simultaneous translation into French by an experienced translator. Fergus Garrett trained in horticulture at Wye College, University of London. He began his career working in Kent at the English Gardening School, and then moved on to the Unusual Plants Nursery in Essex. In 1992 he became head gardener at Great Dixter Garden in Northiam in UK, working closely with Christopher Lloyd, one of the most iconic gardeners in the world, until Lloyd’s death in 2006. Currently the Chief Executive of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Fergus recently became an RHS Victoria Medal of Honour Holder. He is a patron of the Beth Chatto Education Charity, and the President of the Northiam Horticultural Charity; he is on the garden advisory boards for RHS Wisley, the Landcraft Gardening Foundation and Prospect Cottage and has held the role of judge at the Chelsea Flower Show. He is also a reviewer for the BBC’s Gardeners’ World Magazine.
Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world. Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.
Great Dixter House & Gardens: https://www.greatdixter.co.uk
Also over the two days, the following events will be on offer on the stands:
– A village of basket weavers! Sale, demonstrations and activities.
– 11 a.m. Workshop-Talk: “Permaculture in the garden” with Lara Weisse, specialist in ecological and responsible development. Website: http://www.simplementjardin.fr
– 2 p.m. For children, games to learn how to garden with nature using permaculture tools, with Lara Weisse at her stand in the garden
– Saturday at 3 p.m.: Talk by Fergus Garrett: “The spirit of Great Dixter Garden” then a meeting with the public and signing of his book “Great Dixter, then and now”.
For children: Pony rides in the Pommorio grounds and at 2 pm, games to learn how to garden with nature using permaculture tools, with Lara Weisse on her stand in the garden, near the well, in the garden!
*The Catering Village at the former stables will again offer food to take away or to enjoy on site or on the terrace by l’Exotique caterers in Etables sur mer, oyster bar, food-trucks, etc.
The Garden Festival, practical information:
Dates: April 22-23, 2023 /10 am – 6 pm at the Château de Pommorio in Tréveneuc – Côtes d’Armor, Brittany
Admission: €5. Under 16 year-olds free.
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