In June of 1936, delegates from the Garden Club of America made a ten-day trip to Paris, France and its environs on the invitation of the President of the Societe des Amateurs des Jardins. During the first five days the group visited Voisin, an estate belonging to the Comte and Comtesse de Fels, modern gardens in Paris, Vaux le Vicomte, the greenhouses of the City of Paris, Museum of the Duc d'Orleans, Courances, and the roof garden of the Compagnie de Distribution d'Electricite. The final five days included trips to the Castle of Marais, the home of French inventor, engineer, and scientist Georges Claude at Rueil, the Vilmorin Etablissement, Sceaux, the Palace of Versailles, Gros-Bois, and the Cemetery at Picpus. Highlights of the trip included a visit to Chateau de Grosbois, and Albert Kahn's Japanese garden. They also learned about the innovation and potential of artificial heating and lighting during their visit to Compagnie de Distribution d'Electricite.
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