This posh, temporary garden centre (or ‘garden and design exhibition space and sales area’) is back in the Tuileries gardens for its tenth year, with loads of ideas for you outdoor spaces – useful stuff like the new terrace and balcony section, and some frankly odd things like “the Jardins Jardin rose sponsored by Philippe Starck” (???)…Paris is very green this weekend, with Rendez-Vous aux Jardins all over town and a giant garden being set up in the Grand Palais.
With its 20 designer mini-gardens to see, an innovation contest and a ‘designer exterior’ village, Jardins Jardin has some genuinely interesting stuff on offer, even if some people have started to complain about the rampant commercial use of the Tuileries damaging the place.
However, we’re not really convinced by the ‘Antiques Village’ they’ve added this year, nor the André Le Nôtre orchid they’ll be presenting. I suppose you have to get the punters in somehow…Either way, the venue is stunning, and there are always a few fresh ideas to steal for one’s one garden. Just be prepared for the rather steep entrance price: 12 euros, nearly 10% more than last year, for some reason.
More details for seriously interested French-speakers can be found at the bottom of this page in the press release. Click here to see it fullscreen.
Jardins Jardin is in the Tuileries gardens (here) from 31st May – 2nd June 2013
Open every day from 10am – 7pm (9pm Saturday)
Admission: 12€ / 9€ / 7€ / free (see here for more details)
Official site: www.jardinsjardin.com