Tuesday, 21 October 2014
La Domaine de Péré - Fête d'automne
Every year in October, La Domaine de Péré, holds it autumn fete. Set in beautiful grounds near the hamlet of Prissé-la-Charrière, the domaine, built in the 1500’s, welcomes more than 5,000 visitors over the weekend. There were over 100 exhibits selling plants, fruit trees, bulbs, roses, skin products, clothes, spices, handmade toys, ceramic pots, homemade jams and jellies, there was a lot to interest the visitor. We definitely didn’t need any jam or jelly, but we were after some screening plants to put at the bottom of the garden. We love the tall grasses, so choose 4 different varieties that grow to over 2 meters high. The only thing that eludes us is a Pampas Grass, we've not seen one for sale yet. We found out when we got home, that we could have looked around the house, perhaps next time.