Second edition

The 2nd edition of Vieilles Pierres et Jeunes Plantes took place on 1st and 2nd October 2011 at Château de Saint Marcel de Félines

We were happy to open our doors again to plant and garden lovers. On this occasion, thirty professionals replied to visitors’ questions and sold their products in this exceptional environment.

All along the weekend, conferences by Mr. Dorieux, rose breeder in Montagny; Mr Sichet, garden historian and designer and Mrs Travers, garden archaeologist.

Children were not forgotten with a drawing competition and a lantern decoration workshop. Visits of the château were organised.

New this year: the Great Lantern Festival on 1st October 2011 from 6pm.

The great lantern festival was celebrated all over the world in the night from 1st to 2nd October. Saint Marcel de Félines was the starting point of this festival. Everyone came with a lantern and took part in the illumination of the canal and garden, a lantern procession, poetry in the open-air theatre, mulled wine for grown-ups and hot chocolate for the little ones.*