Making rope from choca in a “Remarkable Garden”

Making rope from choca in a “Remarkable Garden”

29 Feb 21 Nov

Category: Events, Culture

Date: Saturday 29 feb 2020 - Saturday 21 Nov 2020

Come and visit the garden at Maison d’Edith. It will take you back in time, transport you to the beginning of the century. And you will see how ingenious its designers were. As well as being decorative, all the elements of which it is composed had a functional use in the industrial production of rope at the beginning of the century on our island.

You will learn all about the history of this forgotten industrial treasure, making rope from choca, through the life of this family of small-scale farmers as told by a member of the family. You will visit the hundred year old Creole house with its beautifully preserved furniture from that era. You will understand the value of choca, an invasive plant today that was so useful back then! The garden at Maison d’Edith has been listed as a “Remarkable Garden” by the Cultural Affairs Department to encourage and recognise the important conservation work carried out there. The barometer pool, the gigantic schefflera plant, the old water tank transformed into a swimming pool and the stairs made from volcanic rock are just some of the curiosities. As for your guide who lives and breathes history, he will take you on a journey back in time. Tours take place one Saturday every month at 9.30am. Enjoy it! Our tip : For foodies, make the most of being in La Montagne and have lunch at “Le Saint-Bernard” restaurant, renowned for its impressive collection of rums! If you enjoy looking at views, head to Cap Bernard (10 minutes on foot from Chemin de la Vigie) to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire north coast as far as the airport. If you like being active, there are suggestions for hikes in the area on the Rando Pitons website.

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29 Feb
Saturday 29 feb 2020
at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saint-Denis

11 Mar
Wednesday 11 mar 2020
at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saint-Denis

28 Mar
Saturday 28 mar 2020
at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saint-Denis

25 Apr
Saturday 25 apr 2020
at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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6 May
Wednesday 6 may 2020
at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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13 May
Wednesday 13 may 2020
at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saint-Denis

22 Jul
Wednesday 22 jul 2020
at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saint-Denis

12 Aug
Wednesday 12 aug 2020
at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saint-Denis

21 Oct
Wednesday 21 oct 2020
at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saint-Denis

31 Oct
Saturday 31 oct 2020
at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saint-Denis

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