Sunday, 22 May 2016

L'Abbaye Nouvelle


L'Abbaye Nouvelle (the new abbey, although it dates from the 13th century) between Sarlat and Gourdon, is the most beautiful venue imaginable in which to hold a garden/plant fete. It's also the biggest of the local plant fairs with a fifty plus nurserys and horticulteurs from all over France.

The sun shone last Sunday.


Willy de Wilde was there from Pepiniere du Lac des Joncs, I've blogged about him before here





Les Senteurs du Quercy, specialists in plants for dry places plus holding an enormous collection of Iris, were doing a brisk trade. I've bought on-line from them previously, the plants always arrive swiftly and in excellent condition. I say this not in receipt for anything from them, just simply because they're passionate about what they do.







A very pleasant way to spend a weekend, there are a few more plant fairs scheduled until the end of June and then again in the Autumn, beginning in early October.




9 comments:

  1. Sounds like exactly what we need. We start building on our block next month and when we finish, it is time to build our garden. We'll keep watching your blog for ideas.
    Leon and Sue

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  2. It looks like a great venue for plant browsing Rob. I would have made a beeline for the pumpkin plants and then the irises. Did you make any purchases?

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    1. When the sun shines it's better than great! I bought geranium psilstemum.

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  3. What a great place to have a garden plant sale. So many plants. Thanks for the posting. Jack

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  4. Never mind the plants -- the labels and signs alone are worth seeing. Looks like the weather probably encouraged lots of sales.
    Ray

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    1. Agreed. Some of the signs/labels were particularly creative - hand painted. The weather was great, not too hot, perfect.

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