A thousand and one orchids in Paris, the exhibition-sale in Jardin des Plantes

From February 8 to March 5, 2018, Paris Jardin des Plantes exhibits 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 8 to March 5, 2018 for a 6th edition highlighting a theme: Colombia.

If you haven’t attended the first five editions of Mille & Une Orchidées, the exhibition is really worth the trip.

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.

Exposition Mille et une orchidées 2017 au Jardin des Plantes

Exposition Mille et une orchidées 2017 au Jardin des Plantes

In the greenhouses’ magnificent setting, the presentation gives pride of place to orchid with 1000 orchid species gathered in a new staging, with in 2018, a light and sound installation in the cave of the big rock. Designed by Colombian artists Claudia Isabel Navas and Ramon Laserna, this installation “Lumières d’Orchidées” [Orchids lights] will state a series of orchids from Colombia shadows enlivened by a game of lights.

Featuring 92,000 species of orchids, the collection of the museum evolves around continents – Africa, Asia, America, Oceania (including New Caledonia) and Europe including 160 species in France and 1000 “wild” species. For 6 years, the museum unveils its gems that are generally preserved in Arboretum de Chèvreloup greenhouses near Versailles so, this is a wonderful occasion to discover some of the rarest species belonging to this historic collection.

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.

Don’t waste time and rush see Mille & Une Orchidées 2018, it’s an oasis of colors in Paris that warms everyone’s heart in the winter!

Practical information:
Exhibition “Mille & Une Orchidées 2018” at Paris Jardin des Plantes
From February 8 to March 5, 2018
Location: Jardin des Plantes Grandes Serres; 57 rue Cuvier
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rates: €7, €5 (reduced) One ticket for the Grandes Serres and the Botanic Gallery


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Last updated on 9 January 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 8 February 2018 to 5 March 2018



    Jardin des Plantes
    75005 Paris 5

    tarif réduit: 5 €
    plein tarif: 7 €

    Recommended age
    For all

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