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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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050 Presqu'ile en fleursOn Saturday and Sunday, the Cherbourg Botanical Society held its fourth edition of “Presqu’île en fleurs” at the Château des Ravalet in Tourlaville. 003 Presqu'île en FleursThis year’s theme was Renaissance Roses although the 14 hectare park was teeming with many other flowers and plants such as hydrangeas, ferns, cacti, bulbs, shrubs, trees, and a selection of over 500 different perennials. 004 Presqu'île en Fleurs005 Presqu'île en Fleurs007 Presqu'île en Fleurs006 Presqu'île en FleursInside the 16th century manor house, there was an exhibition of artistic floral design.  I particularly enjoyed the Caravaggio-inspired still-life designs.  Also on hand was the association “Val-de-Saire Bonsaï” to reconstruct a Japanese garden and to give advice to people on how to maintain and culture their own bonsaï.  

009 Presqu'île en Fleurs020 Presqu'île en Fleurs018 Presqu'île en FleursOver 40 nurseries from all over France were selected to participate and show off their quality plants and gardening materials.  Although it was a little gray and chilly, the weather was mild and did not rain.

013 Presqu'île en Fleurs015 Presqu'île en FleursThe gardens at the Château des Ravalet are full of exotic and rare species of plants that do well in the Cherbourg climate.  

027 Presqu'île en FleursMedieval gardens were created for the exhibition in 2008 and were expanded and improved upon this year such as the Monastic Garden and the Charlemagne Herb Garden.  If you missed it this year, you will have to wait for the fifth edition which will be held in 2012.

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