The golden pompoms

The golden pompoms

Mimosas pompoms in bloom at Fantassia amusement park

In this mild month of February, the mimosas are in bloom at the Fantassia amusement park.
Unfortunately for our dear visitors, the park is still closed to the public during this winter season. So, smell this scent in your imagination…

The mimosa ID

Your papers please !!!
The mimosa is a member of the acacia family and flowers from January to March. Did you know that there are more than 1200 different species?
In France, its usual height is 10 meters, which is still the equivalent of 2 giraffes! In Australia, its country of origin, some are even almost 30 meters long. Guaranteed stiff necks if you admire them!
On the famous “Côte d’Azur”, it was some rich English men, based in Cannes, who introduce the mimosa. From 1880, the “Côte d’Azur” became one of the world’s largest producers. The city of Grasse has experienced significant growth with the exploitation of mimosa, used for its essences. We call the “Mimosa Route” the 130 km which connect Bormes-les-Mimosas to Grasse, a tourist route to be taken between January and March to admire the flowering of mimosas which highlight the dazzling blue of the Mediterranean.

Mimosas at the unicorn attraction at Fantassia park

Did you know that ?

The mimosa flower symbolizes magnificence, elegance, simplicity, tenderness and friendship.
It also represents feminine energy, hidden beneath an apparent fragility. For this reason, since 1946, the mimosa has been the emblem of Women’s Day, which takes place on March the 8.
In your dreams, the mimosa is a sign of security. So, as magical as the key to dreams at the Fantassia amusement park, mimosa could keep your children’s nightmares away…

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The plant of the month

The plant of the month

Climbing ivy to make shadow at Fantassia park

At the beginning of February, the ivy receives the prize for excellence at the Fantassia amusement park.
Indeed, this climbing plant has many qualities. Thus, it naturally covers the shaded areas of the park, very appreciable in summer.

Shaded areas completely redesigned

Since the creation of the Fantassia leisure park, 20 years ago, we have continued to improve it for the comfort of our visitors.
This is why, in 2024, the shaded areas of the Enchanted Forest attraction will be completely redesigned.
Indeed, the brand, covering the wooden structure and supposed to provide shadow, has deteriorated significantly over time. It is true that it was installed when the park opened to compensate for the absence of plants at that time. Over the seasons, we have planted many Mediterranean species such as ivy. Today, we would like to highlight ivy at the Fantassia amusement park. So, there is no need to replace the damaged brand since this climbing plant is starting to climb the summits! Indeed, it clings hard to the posts of the shaded areas to line the roof.
So, all we have to do is show it the way to have a 100% green roof.

Climbing ivy for shaded areas at Fantassia park

The ivy Echanted Forest

Currently, we are working at the Enchanted Forest attraction to develop the shaded areas.
Firstly, the defective brand is carefully removed (or what remains of it).
Then we install a mesh structure acting as a roof so that the ivy rests there and makes its way.
Finally, all we have to do is wait for nature to operate. Each year, ivy can grow up to 1 meter.
A natural and inexpensive shader!

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Nothing is lost, everything is transformed

Nothing is lost, everything is transformed

Heavy smoke of burning plants at Fantassia attraction park

It’s winter time at Fantassia leisure park.
January is the perfect month to cut the plants. And pruning also means the burning of this recyclable plant waste.

The pruning, a titanic work in winter

For your comfort, your walk is embellished with thousands of Mediterranean plants. Thus, you stroll through the alleys admiring laurels, mimosas, troines, pines and many other species.
We, the designers of the Fantassia leisure park, also plant and cut the plants. We are aware of the need to live in harmony with nature. That’s why it’s so generous with us.
Every winter, when the park closes to visitors, our gardener’s soul comes into action. We cut all hedges, prune trees, make cuttings to replace dead plants.
A work of titan since we have 1 hectare of greenery.

Burning of plant waste at Fantassia amusement park

The burning, everything becomes ashes

This green waste has to be burned.
As the climate is particularly dry, we must be extremely vigilant. Of course, the burning of plant waste takes place only in winter.
A heavy smoke then rises at the start of a fire. Don’t be afraid, we do not invoke spirits! The greener the cutting waste, the denser the smoke.
Once everything is reduced to ashes, we collect these residues to disperse them at the foot of the park plants, as a kind of renewal.
At Fantassia amusement park, nothing gets lost, everything is transformed.

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