Winners of the 2012 Bonpland Award


For more than 20 years, the Bonpland Award has been recognizing gardens that are exemplary in their design and gardening practices. This annual competition created by the SNHF (French National Horticultural Society) and supported by the Jardiland Institute is an opportunity to promote the creation or restoration of ornamental gardens by amateur gardeners. It therefore rewards initiatives that have the value of an example and that every budding gardener can make their own.

The winners of the prize also undertake to open their gardens to visitors in order to share their know-how.

A very “Feminine-Masculine” 2013 edition.

This year, 18 gardens in 12 regions of France were in competition on the theme “Feminine-Masculine”. An original way of exploring the rarely insignificant, sometimes complex, often complementary and always enriching relationships between the masculine and feminine in the garden. During the Courson Plant Days on Friday 19 October 2012, the public was able to discover the winners of this year’s competition.

Here is the list of award-winning gardens

1 er Bonpland Award :
The garden of Mas Maury-Haut

Le jardin du Mas Maury Haut
Photo credit: Nicole Boschung

2 th   Bonpland prize ex aequo :
Caradec’s garden

Le jardin de Caradec
Photo credit: Mr. and Mrs. Kerbart

                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Zyngfogel’s garden
Le jardin de M. et Mme Zyngfogel
Photo credit: Frédéric Pernel

Jardin en devenir” Prize 2013 :
Camille’s garden They

Jardin de Camille They

Photo credit : Camille They

Find out more about the Bonpland Prize and participate in the 2014 edition: SNHF

Laetitia Devillars

Photo credit One: SNHF / Mas Maury – Nicole Boschung

October 2012