Botany is a science that a priori seems complex and reserved for initiates. With 400 hand-picked samples and lots of passion, I make the biology of plants interesting and accessible to people of all ages.

During my interactive workshops that combine science, art and poetry, I invite you to discover the incredible diversity of plants, their surprising strategies of adaptation, defense, growth, and dissemination. All your senses are solicited: wood, bark, fruit and seeds are presented to be touched, caressed, observed with a magnifying glass, and sometimes even to be tasted.

I adapt each workshop according to the audience. For school children, discovery sessions last from 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on the level. For the general public, presentations take place continuously throughout the duration of an event, and some enthusiasts stay 2 to 3 hours.

I’ve given workshops during various national events (environment days, tree days, science festivals, heritage day, garden meetings, plant festivals, etc.) as well as in many schools throughout France.

For more details on content, and to receive an estimate for a workshop that meets your specific needs, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Workshop: Children are astonished by unusual seed pods, Feb. 2018 )


His fascinating approach, fun and accessible to everyone, really marked the children…His workshops are absolutely magical! Cédric has a unique collection of very surprising samples, real treasures that take over the classroom… a true festival for the senses and an unforgettable introduction to the wonders of nature..
Jacqueline Gros

Teacher, Ecole de Saint Isidore (Nice-06)

Cédric a su, pour chaque âge (de 6 à 15 ans), s’adapter à la curiosité des enfants. Il a joué avec eux, les a émerveillé, les a surpris, les a fait rire, les a interpellé. Cédric est un conteur, un voyageur, un médiateur, et dans chaque situation, il emmène les enfants avec lui. Ses interventions sont des voyages vivants et vibrants. Il a marqué leur esprit à tel point qu’ils préféraient continuer l’atelier plutôt que d’aller en récréation !
Valérie Pedraza

Teacher, Montessori School Les Pouces vertes (Mouans-Sartoux - 06)


My passionate talk combined with the projection on a big screen of more than 300 photos are incitements to discover the world of tree bark. After this voyage, you’ll never look at trees in the same way again!

In connection with my trilogy of books, I propose 2 topics to choose from:
– A world tour of the most beautiful barks on the planet
–Discovering winter gardens: a colorful vegetal palette

Languages: French / English.
Duration: 45 minutes for children, 1 hour 30 minutes for adults.

At the end of each conference, I propose a book-signing session.

These conferences have been presented many times at botanical gardens (Nancy, Denver, Singapore), for landscaping professionals, garden associations, horticultural societies, schools, etc.

For more details on the content of these talks, and to receive a cost estimate for a conference tailored to your needs, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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