Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Rendez-vous aux jardins aims to enhance the richness and variety of gardens in France and Europe, to encourage exchanges between garden stakeholders (owners, gardeners, landscapers...) and the public, and to promote to visitors the many actions implemented to conserve, restore, create gardens, transmit know-how and train gardeners and art gardeners.

Lasting three days, this cultural event will be especially dedicated on Friday, June 4 to the school public. On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June, the gardens will be open to all audiences.

The private and public gardens of all styles, from the largest parks to the most modest gardens, whether historical, recent creations, nurturers, plant conservatories, exotic or therapeutic collections..., are all the fruit of a human passion, The European Union is committed to the development of the European Union and its Member States.

The theme of «the transmission of knowledge», originally planned for 2020, gives us the opportunity to give a spotlight on all forms of knowledge transmission:

  • Written transmission: art treatises of gardens, plans, models of flowerbeds, engravings, circulate throughout Europe since the Renaissance! They are now kept in public and private media libraries and archives;
  • Transmission through teaching: blogs or educational videos now take hold of the subject and allow a new flow of knowledge and know-how;
  • The transmission of travellers: the Compagnons du Tour de France for example who benefit from the knowledge and expertise of their elders with whom they go to train;
  • The transmission finally thanks to the guide speakers: the guided tours of gardens meet a growing public and eager for their scholarly and generous accompaniment.

For the third year, gardens will be opened in many European countries including Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Romania, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Switzerland.

In 2019, two million visitors took part in this great garden festival and more than 3,000 gardens opened their doors, including 2,300 in France and 600 in other participating European countries.

The Rendez-vous aux jardins are organized by the Ministry of Culture and implemented by the regional Cultural Affairs Directorates. This event benefits from partnerships: Val'hor, RATP, Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN), Association des maires de France (AMF), L'Ami des jardins, Le Figaro, Gulli, Arte, France Télévisions, France Médias Monde, Science & Vie TV,, Autoroute info 107.7, Radio Vinci Autoroute 107.7, Radio Sanef 107.7, Groupe Sanef, Phenix Stories, Comité des parcs et jardins de France (CPJF), la Demeure historique, les Vieilles maisons françaises, l'Association des journalistes du jardin et de l'horticulture (AJJH). Among the many supports: local authorities, Cities and Countries of Art and History (VPAH), Architectural, Urban Planning and Environmental Councils (CAUE).