The International Garden Festival celebrates its 20th edition in the presence of 40 designers and more than 100 friends of the Festival.
Born in the world-wide celebrations of the new millennium in the ear 2000, the Festival has delivered on its promise of renewing the art of the garden. Whimsical and colorful, the conceptual gardens exhibited have wowed visitors and illustrated the remarkable creativity and imagination of landscape architects, architects and artists from Canada and around the world.
The International Garden Festival is celebrating this year its 20th edition and having some fun. Terrains de jeu – Playgrounds is fertile ground for creativity, encompassing both the notion of compact space and play.
Terrains de jeu of the 2019 edition have transformed the Festival site into a giant playground for exploration and amusement. In a world where humans dwell in urban towers and live increasingly distant from natural phenomena, to “go out and play” is becoming increasingly imperative.
Child-friendly without being childish, adventurous without being unsafe, the interactive gardens of the 2019 Festival are curated spaces that are an invitation to interact with nature.
The new gardens selected by the jury for the 2019 edition that are on display are:
Damian Holmes is the Founder and Editor of World Landscape Architecture (WLA). He is a registered landscape architect (AILA) working in international design practice in Australia. Damian founded WLA in 2007 to provide a website for landscape architects written by landscape architects. Connect on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianholmes/
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