Plant festival at the Courson estate, from October 19 to 21

Plant festival at the Courson estate, from October 19 to 21

For three days, the Domaine de Courson in Essonne celebrates 30 years of its famous plant days. From amateur gardener to landscape professionals, young and old can discover and buy trees, shrubs, perennials and succulents from a wide choice of species and varieties and discover new tools and equipment for maintaining the garden. Courson is also a way to learn about new gardening techniques and good environmental practices through conferences organized on practical, historical themes but also on new plant varieties which will enrich the beds and flowerbeds. An excellent opportunity to visit the Domaine de Courson park, classified as a remarkable garden. The Courson plant days are also a pretext to discover the castle which was originally an agricultural domain. Nestled in the village of Courson-Montaloup, in the heart of Hurepoix, the Château de Courson was in its time the residence of the Dukes of Padua. Today managed by Hélène Fustier and Olivier de Nervaux-Loÿs, it is now open every Sunday to visitors who can discover the monumental ceremonial salons and equally remarkable gardens. Practical information : Domaine de Courson 91680 Courson-Monteloup. Plant festival from 19 to 21 October 2012. Admission: 17 €; groups, students, members of horticultural associations: 12 €. www.domaine-de-courson.fr