Auvers sur Oise

At The Floral Art Show …

The floral art show "Irisiades" in Auvers sur Oise castle

The floral art show “Les irisiades” in Auvers sur Oise castle, France

The floral art and plant show “Les irisiades” is held like every year in the wonderful gardens of Auvers castle, nestled on the hills of Auvers sur Oise. This charming village located along the Oise river was popularized by impressionist painters and especially home to Van Gogh where his paintings were greatly inspired by the environment. A lovely afternoon to spend in this historically artistic place with plant growers participating in this event. Plants stalls are set around the French style garden surrounded by colourful Irises. A particularity of this special floral art event is the flower arrangement section with some inspiring art work including special creations from Japan. This year’s theme goes to the artistic creation of vegetables fruits and herbaceous plants. Such as the flowing style of Calla Lilies one of my favourite flowers …

Flower arrangement at the floral art show in Auvers sur Oise

Flower arrangement at the floral art show in Auvers sur Oise

To the Zen beauty of Japanese aestheticism ..

Table art at the "Irisiades" floral show

Table art at the “Les irisiades” floral show

With more fabulous creation of floral art work on decorative dining tables as well as fruit and vegetables sculptural carvings …

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With more choice of garden greens and colourful petals for plant lovers

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Enigmatic sculptures alongside the plant show mingle with the ephemeral garden rendering a nice contemporary touch to it. “Les irisiades” usually takes place the third weekend of May each year. So, should you visit Auvers sur Oise around this time, drop by the castle and take a peek at the floral art and plant show …

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