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.