Les Journées des Plantes de Courson

This primarily outdoor show occurs in mid-May and includes a large exhibit and sale held on the grounds of the Domaine de Courson, a chateau near Paris. It includes more than 100 exhibitors and growers with their new introductions and unusual varieties.

Hostas, Hostas, Hostas - Yes, they are becoming popular in Europe too.

The entrance to the Courson Flower Show on the grounds of a chateau in the countryside south of Paris.

Dozens of nurseries and horticultural companies and organizations had booths at the show including this one from the Netherlands.

The show was made up of displays by commercial nurseries and garden centers throughout France and other parts of Europe. 

Domaine de Courson 
91680 Courson
Monteloup, France
courson@wanadoo.fr 
Tel: 33 1 64 58 9012

I attended the 2002 edition of this show and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. For France, it is remarkably informal with displays and sales tents scattered around the beautiful grounds of this chateau. It is within easy driving distance of Paris for a nice day's visit. Remember that you will have to ship all that wonderful stuff back to the States so keep that in mind as you go crazy buying things.

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