The Prix Pierre Joseph Redouté, dedicated to the best gardenbook
A literary Prize was created in 2000 in honour of the great 18th century Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, for the best French gardening and botanical books of the year.
Organised by the Association des Jardins du Maine (JASPE), the Pierre-Joseph Redouté Prize is awarded every year in the Loire Valley, the first week-end of June at the Château du Lude during the Garden festival.
The Pierre-Joseph Redouté Prize is awarded by an experienced and discerning Jury:
- botanist Olivier Colin,
- journalist Martine Gérardin,
- interior designer Jacques Garcia,
- actress Marie-Anne Chazel,
- Marc Mennessier, journalist at le Figaro,
- amateur gardener Maryvonne Pinault,
- well known Belgian gardener Diane de Belder,
- Film Producer Jean-Louis Remilleux,
- and landscape architect Louis Benech.
To celebrate the 250 years of Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s birth, a new rose ‘Prix Pierre-Joseph Redouté’ was created in 2009 by the rose specialist Guillot, whose origins date back to the famous painter’s time.
The winners and runner-ups join the Garden festival at the château du Lude, for book signings, workshops and talks on some of the great figures and topics in gardening.
The Sarthe Conseil départemental, The Regional Council of the Loire valley, Radio France Bleu Maine, Youscribe.com, TRUFFAUT, Média Participations, Bourg Joly Malicorne, all give their encouragements and support to the Pierre-Joseph Redouté Prize.
Next Prize Giving at the Château du Lude: 2d June 2018.
More Information: www.facebook.com/prixpierrejosephredoute
The 19th edition:
Les graines du monde, by Mario del Curto, éd. Actes Sud / Till Schaap
Nicolaï Vavilov, botanist and agronomist studied and predicted a century ago the diappearance of the plant variety. He found a way to preserve it and created an institute.
When he discovered it in Saint-Petersbourg, Mario del Curto was shaken by this work.
In his book, he evaluates the state of plant preservation and paints the portrait of the actual keepers of the plant diversity in the fields and the laboratories.
Mario del Curto, winner of the 19th P.J. Redouté Price.
The other categories
Prizes “practical” & “public” :
Prize ” art”:
Special Prize of the jury:
Next edition in 2019, June 1st.