Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018
SPRING PLANT FAIR
28th edition of this essential rendez-vous for gardeners, plants people and nature lovers in the Limousin.
" The gardens of Chernobyl"
Entrance: 6 € / under 15s and members free.
Light meals and beverages available.
No dogs allowed.
Wellie boots advisable in wet weather!
Saturday 2 May to Sunday 2 July 2018
"Day to day" drawings by Georges LEMOINE
Georges Lemoine, Rouennais of origin, was born in 1935. After studying at the Rabat Art school in Morocco he completed his apprenticeship with Marcel Jacno (typographe), and then later with Etienne Delessert at the time of the creation of the department of children's illustration at Gallimard Editions in Paris . For Gallimard, he produced the illustrations for the first edition of the series "Folio Junior"
His delicate and sensitive drawings have accompanied many of the great French authors of the 20th century; Le Clézio, Michel Tournier, Marguerite Yourcenar and Andersen to name but a few.
Georges Lemoine, a well know illustrator in France, participated in the budding movement and subsequent rise of youth literature.
He is known for his poetic and sensitive pencil drawings and his subtle but luminous watercolours . In 1980 he was awarded the Prix Honoré in Paris for his work as a graphic artist and illustrator and in 1991 he received the SGDL literary prize for children's books for his illustrations in " People of the sky" by J.M.G. Le Clézio. He regularly exhibits his watercolours and drawings in art galleries around France.
Exhibition open from Thursday to Monday
from 14h to 18h
Thursday 17 May 2018
CONCERT "LES PETITES SCENES"
The cultural centre YVES FURET of La Souterraine presents VOLO for a concert at the Arboretum as part of their programme "Les Petites Scènes".
VOLO, is firstly two voices and a guitar...
More than 10 years of collaboration and a 5th album for VOLO! After 20 sell out performances at the Festival d'Avignon the Volovitch brothers are better than ever and still on the road! Accompanied by their longstanding friend Hugo Barbet, their formula is simple and clear , reminiscent of their debut. VOLO present an anthology of songs in pure and melodic guitar and voice.
Tickets: full price: 10€ / reduced price: 6€ / children:3€
Time: Garden opens at 20h00 / concert starts 21h00
Weather permitting the concert will be outdoors,
bring a torch and a blanket!
Enquiries and bookings:
Tourist Office La Souterraine - 05 55 89 23 07
Centre Culturel - 05 55 63 46 46
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018
Céline JACQUINET, a passionate photographer, adores contemplating the natural environment around her, and like all photographers loves creating with light. She likes sharing her passion and knowledge of photography. She presents a two-day workshop on nature photography at the Arboretum. This workshop is an opportunity to look and see nature with a fresh eye, to better understand the functioning of one's camera and to achieve the desired photo.
email@example.com / 05 55 89 83 16
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018
BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
We are proud to host watercolour artist Claire FELLONI, for her 8th botanical watercolour workshop at the Arboretum. At this year's workshop Claire will be concentrating on roses. Claire Felloni does scientific and botanical illustrations for Gallimard, Nathan and Milan publishers and 1985 in the Museum of Natural History in Paris commissioned a vellum to include in their collection. She invites you to discover the delicate technique of botanical watercolour over 2 days at the Arboretum. This specialised workshop is open to all levels, beginners included.
Saturday 16 June 2018
LES RENCONTRES DE LA SEDELLE
The association Les Jardins de la Sedelle presents the second event « LES RENCONTRES DE LA SEDELLE ».
The idea of this event is to invite personalities sensitive to ecology, the environment and the landscape to meet and to discuss issues with the public at the Arboretum. This year our guest speakers are Olivier Nouaillas, journalist and author; Paul Francois, cereal farmer and chairman of Phytovictims against Monsanto and
Herve Mathez, local organic farmer.
Paul François, a cereal farmer in Charente, was poisoned on the 27 April 2004 by an herbicide produced by the company Monsanto. Months of hospitalisation followed and he suffered severe headaches and coma. He now suffers from serious neurological problems.
After 5 years of consultation with the MSA (national health scheme for farmers) in 2010 he obtained acknowledgement of a professional illness. Simultaneously he decides to press charges against Mosanto. In spite of two charges against them ( in 2012 an in 2015), the case continues and Paul François will appear before the appeals court again.
In 2017, he decides to tell his story in a book " A Farmer Against Monsanto" with Fayard Publishers.
Olivier Nouaillas, graduate of the National Centre for Journalist Training, has been a journalist for the weekly magazine La Vie since 1981, where he is the director of the service in charge of environmental issues. He also edits articles on ecologic issues for the Atlas of La Vie/Le Monde. After covering the Copenhagen Summit in 2009 and the Rio Earth Summit in 2012 he published two books " Climate Change for Idiots" (First , 2014) and " What Climate for Tomorrow? " (Dunod, 2015) with the climatologist Jean Jouzel, vice-chairman of GIEC. In 2017 GIEC was awarded the prize "Science for All" by college students. His latest book looks at different alternatives to the existing production driven agricultural system and is called " The Farm of 1000 Territories" (Chêne, 2017). He is currently vice-chairman of the association of Journalists and Writers for Nature and Ecology (JNE).
Hervé Mathez, is a local farmer and breeder of Limousine cows using organic farming methods.
A tree lover and a passionate botanist since childhood he has used agro-ecology as a way to reconcile two often opposing domains , he practices farming with nature and not against nature. He has to risen to the challenge.
Saturday 7 July to 7 September 2018
Julian FOSTER "FROM THE GROUND UP"
"Studying fine art sculpture at Newcastle University at Northumbria I set to work creating natural phenomenons. Such things as rainbows and clouds (nature has always been a source of inspiration for much of my work). There is a miraculous wonder in the natural world, all of which seems to be created without the slightest bit of effort. Within this world each layer has a beauty all of its own, and the detail is sublime. My work is a representation of these layers of detail and beauty, which provoke those feelings whilst witnessing its presence. Creating each piece by building up layers of photographic images and texture fused together with the encaustic wax treatment. I was very conscious of this process as to me it binds together the natural elements of beeswax and damar resin which stays true to being a completely natural medium. Through the wax these details are transformed and become faded and misty, building layer upon layer this creates a feeling of mystery and distance. A feeling I have come to love and cherish since moving to the wonderful surroundings of La Creuse." Julian Voster
Exhibition open from Thursday to Monday
from 14h to 18h.
Saturday 28 July 2018
CONCERT SUR L'HERBE
The association OPEN GARDENS/JARDINS OUVERT and the arboretum de la Sedelle invite you to an exceptional evening.
Come and picnic on the lawn in the company of musicians and enjoy the evening light in the garden.
All profits from evening go to various charities.
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018
AUTUMN PLANT FAIR
29th edition of the essential rendez-vous for gardeners and nature lovers in Limousine. A time to enjoy the autumn splendour at the Arboretum.
Entrance: 6 € l under 15s and members free.
Light meals and refreshments available.
No dogs allowed.
Boots advisable in wet conditions.
Organisation: Association Les Jardins de la Sedelle
Enquiries: 05 55 89 83 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org