Jardins, Jardin is a unique event in the heart of Paris. Locals and visitors get to squeeze as much as possible about gardening into a long weekend. The nonprofit l’Association Jardins, Jardins, in partnership with the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens, puts on this amazing plant show right in the middle of the Tuileries. For the 15th annual event in 2018, both professionals and lovers of urban gardens and outdoor design convene here to learn and share information and new ideas about gardens, plants, landscape design, the environment and more.
Professionals, Garden Lovers and Casually Interested
The official website claims 24,000 visitors to the 30 artistic displays that create huge gardens spaces, balconies and terraces. Professional landscape designers and new talent create these installations for public view. They range in size from about 500 square feet to over 2100 square feet. The garden spaces are astounding!
Plus, there are 100 vendors who display and sell garden art, books, furniture, plants and everything to do with gardens. Think you may need an urban hen house? Maybe take a look at the farm life you can have on a less-than-backyard scale. What about water fountains for your courtyard? See ones like you have never seen before. Pots and garden statuary, lighting and irrigation, all like you have never imagined.
Here are some of the exhibitors: Mama Petula, Les Fermes de Gally, la Ferme de Saint Denis, Horticulture et Jardins, Aquaphyte Design, Stèphane Cachelin et ses Chapotelets, Olive Delanoy, Botanique Ėditions, C’juste, Hortus Focus and many more.
Turning the Tuileries into an Exhibition Hall
It is really an extraordinary feat to make this experience happen in the middle of historic gardens originally created by Marie de Medici in the 1500s. Above all, Jardins, Jardin claims to be a laboratory of ideas with experimental work and ideas to exchange. Innovation is encouraged and rewarded with prizes. The event is respectful of the past in Paris, but looking toward the future – and we all get to benefit.
Along with garden installations and shopping, Jardins, Jardin features workshops, demonstrations, family activities and enjoying the beauty outdoors in Paris Spring time. Even more, eat from a Parisian food truck!
What makes it special: Living creations by famous and regular gardeners that push the boundaries of gardening.
Nearest Métro: Place de la Concorde, Tuileries, cross over the Seine from Musée d’Orsay (also RER C at Musée d’Orsay)
When: May 31 – June 3, 2018
Open: 10am to 7pm
Official website: www.jardinsjardin.com