The Plant Course in Paris
There are still a few places available on the first day of The Plant Course at the Jardin des Plantes on Thursday 6th March.

Building on the success of the established Plant Course in London, The Plant School will now hold the inaugural Plant Course in Paris. Based in Le Jardin des Plantes, the course will be in English and plant enthusiasts from France, Belgium, the UK, and beyond are welcome. The course aims to give the student a good grounding in plant knowledge along with an insight into the botanical garden originally created by Louis XIII in 1635. It will run for four days through spring/early summer. No prior qualifications are required for this course.

The first day is Thursday 6th March. Maïté Delmas will talk on Le Jardin des Plantes and its importance both in a historical role and as a collection. This was where Le Nôtre sent his plants, collected from many parts of the world before selecting them for planting at Versailles. It is of course important as a present day collection of plants that can be grown in this interesting microclimate.

On the following three days Rosemary Campbell-Preston will talk on plant identification and plant naming, flower structure, root systems and scented plants. Lectures will be based in a local lecture room with sessions out with the plants and drawing on aspects of the collection in the Jardin des Plantes.

Photo par Yves Aouat -
Le Jardin des plantes par Yves Aouat -

Course Dates 2014 :
The course runs on the following Thursdays :
6th March ; 3rd April ; 1St May, 5th June

urse fees :

The course has a special introductory price of £240.00/300 euros for all 4 days. The cost for the first day only is £60/75 euros. For further details and to check availability please contact