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Events 2013

April 14-19 Garden Week in Provence: CANCELLED
April 20-21: guest of honor and moderator at the Festival PLantes rares et jardins naturels. See www.plantes-rares.com.
May 12-19 Country Life Tour: Pleasure Gardens of Provence see www.boxwoodtours.com
June 11-12 Participation in the Seattle Garden Club Tour of gardens in Provence
September 17-22: International Landscape Conference in Melbourne, Australia Lectures. See www.landscapeconference.com.

APRIL 20-21 Guest of honor at the Sérignan plant fair (near Orange, north of Avignon). Theme for 2013: Mediterranean variations.
This fair offers the best plant nurseries in the south, plus many activities such as botanical walks, photo workshops, etc. As special guest, I have organized two days of lively talks with visitors from Italy, Greece and Catalonia, and a special session in French and English for the Mediterranean Garden Society.
Saturday’s theme: Jardins identitaires et interculturels
Sunday’s theme: Gestion écologique de nos paysages-jardins.

For ongoing information, see www.plantes-rares.com.

MAY 12-19 Country Life Magazine Garden Tour
For more information see www.boxwoodtours.com
“Rustic refinement marks the gardens of Provence, surrounded by a colourful patchwork of fields, vineyards & olive groves. On terraced hillsides of medieval hill towns, stylists like Nicole de Vésian have invented a kind of soft minimalism inspired by wilder landscapes, while old country estates and bastides stimulate contemporary design talent, both local and of international renown, producing elegant, sensuous gardens for gracious living. Spring comes early in Provence. May is the time of strawberries & asparagus, with a grand display of roses. We are fortunate to lunch in private gardens as well as in picturesque market towns. Most of the gardens visited are accessible only with Louisa Jones and many have appeared already in the pages of Country Life. We have carefully selected two hotels: The Hôtel d’Europe 5* nestles in the heart of the medieval city of Avignon. This airy, elegant hotel is in a quiet location within easy walking distance of the Pope’s Palace & many interesting shops & restaurants. La Coquillade 5*, has been developed from an ancient hamlet surrounded by vineyards, woodland & lavender fields. The hotel is run to the highest standards, and offers wonderful food & ambience”.

JUNE 11-12
Participation in Seattle Garden Club tour, two days in a week organized by
Susan Worner (www.susanwornertours.com)

SEPTEMBER 17-22 International Landscape Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Lecturing the in company with Juan Grimm, Raymond Jungles, and other star garden figures. See www.landscapeconference.com.

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