The latest Rendez-vous aux Jardins will be held from Friday 3 June, when most activities will be targeted at schools, to Sunday 5 June 2022. This year’s theme is “Gardens and climate change”.
The event will provide an opportunity to consider the impact of climate change on parks and gardens – changing plant ranges, the lengthening and shortening of the seasons, early blooming, the spread of new parasites and the like – and to chat with professionals about how they are adapting to these challenges so gardens remain biodiversity reserves for the good of humanity and all life forms.
For its nineteenth year, Rendez-vous aux Jardins events will be organized in 2,200 gardens in France, and for the fourth year in more than 500 gardens across twenty other participating European countries: Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.
Popular with garden enthusiasts and the public, this event:
• introduces the public to the wealth and variety of historic and contemporary gardens, from landscaped parks to formal, botanic, exotic and kitchen gardens.
• fosters conversation between people active in the world of gardens – owners, gardeners, botanists and so on – and members of the public of all ages.
• highlights the many efforts made to study, protect, preserve, restore, promote and create gardens and to pass on the knowledge and know-how of garden professionals.
The Rendez-vous aux jardins are organised by the French Ministry of Culture and implemented by its regional divisions for cultural affairs in conjunction with the Centre des monuments nationaux, the Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France, the Vieilles Maisons françaises, La Demeure Historique, the Villes et Pays d’art et d’histoire network, architectural, urban planning and environmental consultancies, and local authorities.
The event benefits from multiple partnerships and skill-sharing arrangements, including with Val’hor, RATP, l’Association des maires de France (AMF), L’Ami des jardins, Le Figaro, Gulli, Arte, France Télévisions, France Médias Monde, Science & Vie TV, 20minutes.fr, Autoroute info 107.7, Radio Vinci Autoroute 107.7, Radio Sanef 107.7, Groupe Sanef, Phenix Stories, Gerbeaud, Maison à part, Binette et Jardins – lemonde.fr, and the Association des Journalistes des Jardins et de l’Horticulture (AJJH).