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Press Release - Domaine de Courson

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september 12, 2013

Autumn 2013

91680 Courson-Monteloup (Essonne)

19, 20 and 21 October, 2013

! ! ! 59th edition


Courson – Journées des Plantes

18, 19 & 20 October, 2013

THE 59 TH Flower Show

The most prestigious French Flower Show with a unique atmosphere in the

wonderful setting of a beautifully landscaped park.

250 Exhibitors coming from France, the U.K., Belgium, Holland, Germany and Italy

showing and selling their best plants and wares.

An extremely large range of unusual plants (bulbs, perennials, climbers, trees and

shrubs, house plants), specialist nurseries and national collections, a careful selection of

outstanding garden sundries.

Contents

1. EDITORIAL - Hélène & Patrice Fustier

2. COURSON, ‘GONE WITH THE WIND’ ON THE STANDS

3. FRIDAY EVENTS

4. LECTURES

5. PRACTICAL INFORMATION

On request:" History of the Courson Flower Show in English

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1. EDITORIAL

For the 59 th Courson Flower Show we have chosen the wind as our theme, under the title

Gone With The Wind. After extensive research throughout France we have come up with the

best plants to use as wind screens for different soil types and climates. We have also looked

at how wind disperses seeds and how it can create beautiful effects in the garden.

For the past decade, Friday has been events day, which sets the news agenda of the Flower

Show. That is the day we present the latest Handbook of Garden Trends, charting changes in

gardening habits, produced by the OTJ (Observatoire des Tendances Jardin), supported by

the Jardiland Institute. This year it explores how knowledge is handed on to future

generations, both professionals and amateurs, and looks at urban farms as a sign of the

times.

The Friday diary includes namings of new varieties and labelling of new plant collections, talks

by experts – often from abroad – and nursery associations, the awarding of the Courson

Prizes and Merits, as well as book launches. Its wealth of events is testament to the

dynamism of the whole gardening profession, especially with the involvement of new, young

exhibitors.

In the Around the Garden section, we showcase beautiful garden products, whether they are

crafted with traditional skills or made using high technology.

Our thanks to the exhibitors and juries, and of course to all our loyal visitors, who have been

coming to our spring and autumn Flower Shows for more than 30 years. Special thanks are

due to the landscape gardener Louis Benech.

We wish you all an excellent Courson Flower Show for Autumn 2013 !

Patrice & Hélène Fustier

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2. COURSON : ‘GONE WITH THE WIND’ ON THE STANDS

- TREES AND SHRUBS

- Florama,

- Pépinières Côte-Sud-des-Landes.

- Un Jardin au Mont-Blanc

- Pépinières Le Meur,

- Société Française d’Arboriculture

- Lepage Bord de Mer

- Pépinière Jean-Pierre Hennebelle

- Pépinière Patrick Nicolas

- Pépinières Philippe Leclercq

- Les Pépinières Cavatore

- Etablissements Railhet

- GRASSES

- Pépinière L’Autre Jardin

- Jardin du Morvan,

- Jardin d’Herbes,

- PERENNIALS AND ALPINES

- Terra Vivace

- Sous un arbre perché

- Pépinière Bouet-Servat

- pépinière Flos Sabaudiae

- Pépinière Bergalp

- THE WIND’S ROLE IN SCATTERING SEEDS

- Pépinière Fleurs du Sud

- La Bulberaie

- THE WIND AS MASTER SCULPTOR

- Maillot Bonsaï.

- pépinière Christian Coureau

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- GARDEN SCENES

- l’Ecole du Breuil

- Jeanne Dubourdieu and l’Atelier du Rivage

- Promesse de Fleurs – Schryve Jardin

- Pépinières de l’Hurepoix

- AND ALSO :

- Plantes et Cultures association

- L’ASPECO

- Établissements Leneindre

- Florence d’Ersu

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3. FRIDAY EVENTS

10.15 AM

Presentation of the rose ‘Centenaire des Amateurs de Jardins’, created by Guillot..

11.15 AM

Presentation of the new ‘Lalande de Pomerol®’ Rose, followed by a tasting of Pomerol wines

at the Pépinières et Roseraies Georges Delbard stand.

11.30 AM (horaire à confirmer)

Awarding of the Bonpland Prize, given by the SNHF (National Horticultural Society of France),

in partnership with the Jardiland Institute.

12 PM

The Courson Prizes

The Courson Prizes are awarded according to the Courson Charter’s criteria of excellence,

covering botanical standards, labelling, catalogues, garden sundries, etc.

12.45 PM

Presentation of the Garden Trends Observatory’s Garden Trends Handbook, by the

Observatoire des Tendances du Jardin (OTJ) sponsored by Institut Jardiland.

2 PM

Preview presentation of André Gayraud’s new book, La Monographie des Cornus (Handbook

of Dogwoods)

2.30 PM

Presentation of a new software program Végécad by Pépinière Lepage and Pépinières Minier.

3 PM

The Laurent-Perrier Gardens Award

COURSON MERITES

There is great anticipation in the botanical and horticultural community for these awards,

presented by the International Jury made up of top European gardeners, who judge the

standards of plants presented during the Journées des Plantes.

4 PM

Talk by Charles Quest-Ritson, Jardins de roses en Angleterre.

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4. LECTURES

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 – 2.00PM

André Gayraud, « La monographie des Cornus »

Presentation of the first work dedicated to the Cornus species, published by Giogio Tezi,

which will appear in November, translated into six languages.

Talk in French.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 – 4.00PM

Charles Quest-Ritson, « Jardins de roses en Angleterre »

A fascinating foray into the world of roses.

Talk in French.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 – 11.00AM

Jean-Michel Groult, « L’exotisme est-il toujours dans le vent ? »

Follow-up to the launch in April 2013 of the work «Pour un nouvel exotisme au jardin

» (‘Towards a New Exoticism in the Garden’), published by Actes Sud.

Talk in French.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 – 2.00PM

Barbara Paul Robinson, « Rosemary Verey : la vie et les leçons d’une jardinière

de légende »

Talk followed by a book signing for Barbara Paul Robinson’s biography ‘Rosemary Verey:

The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener’, published by David R. Godine in 2012,

the first work dedicated to this major figure and garden designer.

Talk in English.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 – 4.00PM

Noel Kingsbury, « Plantations / Nouvelles perspectives » ( ‘planting : a new

pespective’)

Talk followed by signing of this book written in collaboration with the designer Piet Oudolf

and translated into French by publisher Editions Ulmer.

Talk in English.

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 – 11.00AM

Gérard Jean, « La beauté dans la diversité : les jardins du Pellinec »

Talk followed by a signing of eponymous title by Editions Ulmer.

Talk in French.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 – 2.00PM

Alain et Marie-Jeanne Génevé, « Baies et fruits sauvages de France

métropolitaine »

Talk followed by a signing of eponymous title by Editions du Rouergue.

Talk in French.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 – 4.00PM

Jacques Garcia, « Le château du Champ de Bataille »

Talk to mark the launch of the book Jacques Garcia, Le château du Champ de Bataille,

vingt années de passion (‘Jacques Garcia, the Château du Champ de Bataille: Twenty

Years of Passion’), by Alain Stella, illustrated with photographs by Eric Sander, due for

publication by Flammarion in early November.

Talk in French.

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5. PRACTICAL INFORMATION

WHERE

Domaine de Courson


91680 Courson-Monteloup – Essonne

Tel: + 33 (1) 64 58 90 12 – Fax: + 33 (1) 64 58 97 00

Email: contact@domaine-de-courson.fr

Website: www.domaine-de-courson.fr

WHEN

• Morning for professionals only: Friday, 18 October, 2013, 10am-2pm

Open to the general public:

• Friday, 18 October, 12pm-6pm

• Saturday, 19 & sunday, 20 October, 10am-6pm

HOW TO GET THERE

From Paris: By car (see Michelin map no. 106)

Arrive on the RN20/ A10 and N118. Best route: take Pont de

Sèvres, then N118 (towards Chartres/Orléans) to exit 14 “Les Ulis /


Chartres par RN”, then N446 towards Marcoussis and D3 towards


Dourdan, then follow the signs for “Château and Parc de Courson”.

By train (RER): Exit at the station of Massy-Palaiseau on Line B, C or

Orlyval (via Antony), where there will be a free shuttle bus to Courson

(for times ring + 33 (0)1 64 58 90 12).

From Orléans, Chartres:


From Lyon:




Autoroute A10, exit at Dourdan follow direction Le Val Saint Germain,

then follow the signs for “Château and Parc de Courson”.

Autoroute A6, exit N104 direction Bordeaux-Nantes, then RN20

towards Orléans until exit Arpajon Centre, towards Limours on the

D97 until Bel Air, then follow the signs for “Château et Parc de

Courson”.

From Versailles:

Autoroute A86, exit Vélizy-Villacoublay, towards Chartres /Orléans on

the RN118, exit “Les Ulis / Chartres par RN”, then follow the signs for


“Château et Parc de Courson”.

TICKET PRICES






CATERING

Tickets include entry to the park, use of car parks, crèche and

transport of plants and, for those who come by RER, a shuttle bus service to

the station.

• €17

• €12 (groups, students, members of horticultural associations)

• Free (children under 12 accompanied by their parents)

Preferential-rate tickets available from Fnac, Carrefour, Printemps

Haussmann, le Bon Marché, Paris Tourism Office, www.fnac.com,

www.carrefour.fr, www.francebillet.com and www. lastminute.com

From 10am: restaurants and tearooms

2013 CATALOGUE Available on site at the plant festival : €10 (€14 by post)

ALL YEAR ROUND

Park and château open to visitors – receptions – seminars – concerts

NEXT JOURNÉES DES PLANTES Spring : 16. 17 & 18 May, 2014

Autumn : 17. 18 & 19 October, 2014

COMMUNICATION

Domaine de Courson: Hélène Fustier. Tel + 33 (0)1 45 55 41 74; email cecile@coursondom.com

PRESS RELATIONS

Agence Observatoire: Véronique Janneau and Aurélie Landet. Tel + 33 (0)1 43 54 87 71; email aurelie@observatoire.fr

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