The International Garden Festival calls for submissions for the 23rd Edition

The International Garden Festival is launching its call for applications for Canadian and international landscape architects, artists, and multidisciplinary teams to participate in its 23rd edition, themed ADAPTATION. The Festival will take place from June 25 to October 2, 2022.


Our 23rd edition is seeking innovative projects that will contribute to the need to change. The climate change events in northern climates affect our garden more than others. In 2021 alone, we had too little rain and too much rain. Our spruce forest has been decimated by the spruce bud worm. The cool temperatures and heavy snow cover that have allowed the site to host one of the largest collections of ornamental plants in Quebec is now threatened by hot summer weather and the absence of snow. The Festival site, like many other shoreline landscapes along the St. Lawrence River, is battered by erosion. COVID-19 is forcing adaptation – in our habits, our parks, and our playgrounds. Pathways have been changed – one way is now a signpost as common for humans as it was once for our vehicles. Can gardens adapt? Or are they the last bastion of freedom?

We are adapting. Are others? How can we lead adaptation? How can the garden installations respond to change?

Submit your application
Each year, the International Garden Festival receives more than 150 submissions from designers around the world. The jury will have the difficult task of selecting only five of the entries.

Are you a designer with a project related to the theme? Download the guidelines and submit your project before Tuesday, January 11, 2022 by 5:00 pm here

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