A thousand and one orchids 2020 at Paris Jardin des Plantes

Published by Manon C., My B. · Photos by Cécile D. · Published on 5 February 2020 at 12h10 · Updated on 16 February 2020 at 16h40
From February 5 to March 2, 2020, Paris Jardin des Plantes exhibits again its “Mille & une orchidées” [A Thousand and one orchids] again in its large greenhouses. Imagine, over 1000 plants of blossoming orchids, of a rare beauty and gathered in the wonderful tropical greenhouse of the Jardin des Plantes. A major exhibition for flower lovers!

Do you like orchids? If you do, you’ll be happy! Mille & Une Orchidées [A Thousand and One Orchids] is back in Paris Jardin des Plantes from February 5 to March 2, 2020 for an 8th edition.

If you haven’t attended the seven previous editions of Mille & Une Orchidées, the exhibition is really worth the trip. So much more that it's also the occasion for you to purchase wonderful species of orchids with the specialists thanks to the temporary store open by the greenhouse.

Discover the exhibition:

The principle? Making Parisians and tourists discover fascinating and unknown species of orchids in the lovely setting of the flourishing large greenhouses, recently renovated and re-fitted-out of the Jardin des Plantes. On the occasion, 4 French orchids producers – Ryanne Orchidée, Vacherot & Lecoufle, Orchidium and Cour des Orchidées – will display in the heart of the greenhouse original plants in scenes full of flowers.

Featuring 92,000 specimens of orchids, the collection of the museum is scattered across continents - Africa, Asia, Americas, Oceania (including New-Caledonia) and Europe including 160 species in France and 1000 "wild" species. For sevent year, the Museum unveils gems that are usually kept in the greenhouses of the Arboretum de Chèvreloup near Versailles, a wonderful occasion to discover some of the rare flowers belonging to this historic collection.

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Indeed, the institution works to preserve and keep the living plant collections, with in vitro cultivations, additional tools to the traditional cultivation. It's in vitro that the Phalaenopsis florish today in our houses.

And for the gardeners who would like to leave with an orchid, producers and associations will present rare species and give you growing and upkeep advice in a 150-sqm tent. Asosciations such as the Société Française d'Orchidophilie [French Society for Orchids], or SFO, and the Association Française, Culture et Protection des Orchidées [French Association, Cultivation and Protection of Orchids], or AFCPO, will be here in the greenhouse to answer your questions.

And new this year, an "Instagram star" orchid route will highlight the very graphic flowers enjoying varied and surprising shapes!

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Let's go see Mille & Une Orchidées 2020, it’s an oasis of colors in Paris that warms everyone’s heart in the winter!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 5 February 2020 to 2 March 2020

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    Location

    Jardin des Plantes
    75005 Paris 5

    Prices
    tarif réduit: 5 €
    plein tarif: 7 €

    Recommended age
    From 8 years old

    Official website
    www.mnhn.fr

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