The Jardins en Fête has become an annual event in the gardening calendar (now nicknamed the “Chelsea of Switzerland”) ! Dedicated to plants and the art of the garden, it brings together the best gardens professionals within the grounds of the lovely Château de Coppet. You will find nurserymen, landscapers, designers, unusual plants, practical garden objects, garden furniture and more. The event begins today Friday the 9th May and runs until Sunday the 11th May open from 10:00 – 18:00. Full details here
Hester Macdonald of HM Garden Design, told Living in Nyon that this 9th edition of this popular garden event promises to be a fragrant one! She says,
“There will be six rose specialists, a perfumer from Bordeaux who has created a special perfume for the event, there will be plant specialists with rare bulbs, peonies, hydrangeas and herbs – all of whom are pulling out the stops for a fragrant-themed experience. Show gardens, mini-workshops for adults and children, there is something for everyone. The expansion of the Verger over the road, too, means that there is space for lots more artisan producers of honey, herb vinegars, tomatoes and anything delicious – you’ll find it all in the orchard”.
Hester herself will be running free mini workshops during the course of the 3 day event at 11:00 – Lawns, 12:00 Pruning, 14.00 gardening with kids, 15:00 pots and containers.
All photos above and below of a previous Jardins en Fête taken by Catherine Lewis photography.
The second garden event is the opening of the lovely Jardins des Iris in Vullierens on Saturday 10th May. These gardens will then remain open until the 22nd June.
Rock in Nyon – Saturday 10th
See video here of their track “Midnight Black”.