When I got back from Fontainebleau Saturday, I returned to l'Art du Jardin.
Experiencing the exhibit on press day was very much 'serenity now'. But I wanted to see how it felt with loads of people everywhere.
And there were loads. Plus a very long line outside waiting patiently. Yet it still felt peaceful and serene within.
Quite a few unusual structures were created to help compliment the Grand Palais' high ceilings.
The most interesting was this tree house. Again long lines waiting for a chance to climb to the top - just 4 people at a time plus the guide (who mentioned she was getting vertigo!).
The French are very good at waiting and evidently not afraid of heights. I'm neither of these so I didn't wait. There was another tall pillar-like column filled with intense scented plants and flowers and almost completely dark inside. That I experienced on Thursday fortunately. But lines were again long.
Back down on terra firma, beautiful roses...
Of all kinds and all for sale for your balcon or terrasse.
Or if you have room for a lilly pond...
If not you can make do with lilly pad earings.
Everyone was shooting like crazy.
And there were artists showing work that hadn't been there on Thursday. French families were present en mass from the tiniest bebe to all ages. No dogs though ahem. Paris Chronicles said if your first name was a flower or plant you got in free! There is to be a l'Art du Jardin next year, by the way, so plan accordingly.