One of the biggest European plant fairs… on our doorstep! In one of the prettiest locations in my Oise region: le Château de Chantilly. I visited Les Journées des Plantes de Courson on a drairy Saturday and what I experienced was a big fair in the English garden of the castle with thousands of plants. With a real focus on garden plants. My favorite stand was the one where I found this gorgeous Musella lasiocarpa, a Chinese dwarf banana. The Pépinière Nature & Tropiques had a wonderful selection of tropical plants. They are based in Hyères and I'll definitely visit their nursery when I'm in the South of France.
On the entire fair I looked for carnivorous plants (that I didn't find by the way) but I found some other pretty varieties, like this Black Tree Aeonium:
Or these gorgeous Proteas flowers:
A few stands at les Journées des Plantes brought succulents and cacti, like Arrée Succulentes:
And I loved this stand too with Opuntia cactus plants only!
The brightest flowers from the entire fair: pink & white peonies:
And some cute Hens & Chicks:
Have you ever been to a Plant Fair? Did you get any new plants for your plant gang? I actually left empty-handed because I didn't find the carnivore plant I'm looking for…. But when I saw some strange cacti on the local brocante the other day, I completely forgot about my strict new-plant-policy 😉
More about Les Journées des Plantes in my article for Oise Tourisme.
7 thoughts on “Les Journées des Plantes in Chantilly”
Lovely plants – looks like you enjoyed your day out at the Plant Fair!!!
That gorgeous flower – a protea :) Lots of lovelies, always like to look at Plant Fairs, wherever they are!
Les plantes pourpres sont superbes :) et tous ces petits pots de succulentes ! quelle tentation !
such wonderful plants and pictures! I love the succulents and the peonies!
Lovely flowers, all of them. And the cacti, of course, so many types. I'd love having some of them at home.
Lovely flowers, all of them. And the cacti, of course, so many types. I'd love having some of them at home..