The Chantilly Flower Show

By Juliette Perry

A Technicolor Garden For a Flamboyant Autumn

All gardeners, from beginners, confirmed and collectors, will be gathering for the 6th session of Journées des Plantes in Chantilly from 13 to 15 October. The leading event of the gardening world for over 30 years, created in Courson and passed on to Chantilly in 2015, will bring together 200 exhibitors in the majestic grounds of the Domaine de Chantilly.

Expect to see a stunning range of gardens from collection plants to the great classics, planted by a diverse selection of enthusiasts, such as nursery growers to collectors, landscapers and professionals from the plant trade and horticultural associations. The entire palette of horticultural diversity will be on show. Objects and furniture will also be featured to fully enjoy the garden, gardening tools and accessories, arts & crafts and traditional know-how. Conferences, signings, events, workshops and advice will also be running through out this event providing attendees with the upmost service, attention and care. 

Photo from Domain De Chantilly

Autumn, The Season to Plant

Digging your hands in the soil, smelling the scents rising from the earth, letting your eyes feast on the golden colours of leaves...gardeners know that autumn is the ideal season to put in young plants. They will have time to dig their roots into the ground lastingly and gather reserves to spend a good winter before the first rays of spring sun bring them out of their dormant period.

What’s on?

Plants of course! Selected for their beauty and their confirmed resistance, they have been bred in the best conditions to take root and enliven your garden. Nursery specialists are there to give advice, on how to make a success of your plantations.

New design ideas with landscape gardeners, designers and craftsmen acknowledged for the originality and the know-how of their creations. Introductory, pruning and planting workshops will be organised by a selection of nursery growers. Without forgetting children who will be invited to take part in activities inspired by nature and gardening. Coming to Chantilly is also an opportunity to enjoy the exceptional hospitality that makes this visit an unforgettable moment.

Photo from Domain De Chantilly

Celebratory Gold

After the splendid flowering of the «exuberant spring» which enlivened the paths of Chantilly during the May session, it will be time for the flamboyance of autumn! The branches of the park trees will be in unison with the variety of golds, bronzes and reds of the trees and shrubs offered by nurseries. Without forgetting perennials flowering from September and the gold plummets of ornamental grasses which generously contribute to the show of autumns colours.

Selected Profiles

Four nursery growers have been selected to develop the theme for the press and for gardeners. Each one will select plants from his or her production, which will not only illustrate the theme but will also be adapted to the three categories of gardeners expected at the Domaine de Chantilly: beginners, confirmed and collectors. Each of these plants will be accompanied by planting and care recommendations.

Look out for the “Selected Profiles” of:

- Thierry Delabroye and his intensely coloured perennials

- Eric Lagun-Bouchet (Pépinière L’autre jardin) and his golden grasses as light as the wind

- Gérard Hillion (Pépinieres du Val de Jargeau) and the incredible variety of colours of maples

- Olivier Marx (Pépinieres Figoli), for his first time at the Journées des Plantes de Chantilly, will share all his secrets for the success of fig trees, with a selection of figs from pure white to jet black through all nuances of green and red...

An unforgettable autumn day!

A day at the Journées des Plantes de Chantilly can be a wonderful outing in the country with family or friends. Plan a full day to enjoy all the pleasures and advantages offered by the Domaine de Chantilly.

Photo by Arce Succulents Gaec

Do you want to discover one of the most beautiful parks in France and Europe? 

Enjoy the freedom of 115 hectares of the landscaped estate, where you can enjoy the history of gardens from all periods.

Discover the perspectives of the French style garden and its mirrors of water designed by Andre Le Nôtre (17th century), take a rest in the Anglo-Chinese garden (end of the 17th century) - its hamlet inspired Marie-Antoinette for Versailles - before falling for the charms of the English style garden and its romantic follies such as the Temple of Venus or the Isle of Love. Inhabited by swans and waterfowl nesting in its many islands, the English garden also contains magnificent cascading fountains designed by Le Notre in the 17th century: the Cascades de Beauvais.

You can also discover the exhibitions Poussin, Le Massacre des Innocents. Picasso, Bacon at the Jeu de Paume and the Orangerie of the Princes de Condé in Chantilly. Une nef et un parterre princier (A princely nave and parterre) (1682-1799) in the Cabinet des Livres or attend demonstrations of dressage at the Grandes Écuries.

Practical Information 

Event Dates: 13,14,15 October 2017

Hours of Operation : Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 - 18:00

Ticket Prices

17 € pre-order on the website

20 € at the gate

The ticket allows access to the Flower Show (Journées des Plantes), to the entirety of the park, to the château and to the Grand Stables (without equestrian show). Free parking, lecture and locker deposit.

To find our more about The Chantilly Show 2017, Click here. 

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