The International Garden Festival’s 20th Edition

The International Garden Festival is celebrating its 20th edition with interactive gardens that transformed the site into a child-friendly (without being childish) terrains de jeu (playground).

In the presence of 40 designers and more than 100 friends, the Festival delivered whimsical and colourful conceptual gardens that wowed visitors and illustrated the creativity and imagination of global landscape architects, architects and artists.

Terrains de jeu’s theme invites exploration and amusement. The giant playground is an adventurous site where visitors can unwind and interact with nature.

The new gardens that are on display include:

Dirt Ground 
Silvia Bachetti & Agnese Casadio
– Bologna, Italy

Le dernier petit cochon
APPAREIL Architecture
– Montréal (Québec) Canada

Forêt
Mathilde Leveau & Ronan Virondaud
– Québec (Québec) Canada

The Colours of Métis
SOWATORINI Landshaft [Sébastien Sowa & Gianluca Torini] & sevengardens [Isabelle Smolin]
– Berlin & Essen, Germany

Making Waves
Ted Kesik, Cornel Campbell, Thevishka Kanishkan, Reesha Morar & Anton Skorishchenko
– Toronto (Ontario) Canada

Ici et ailleurs
José Luis Torres
– Montmagny (Québec) Canada


The 2019 Festival is also presenting extra-mural installations in Montréal, Quebec City and in public venues near the gardens:

Roof Line Garden II by Julia Jamrozik, Coryn Kempster (Buffalo, United States) on the rooftop of the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City.

Reford Gardens – view of Saint Lawrence river
Photo credit: Jean-Christophe Lemay

Champs de mémoire by Dominique Blain (Montréal, Québec), Canada on the place De La Dauversière in Old Montréal, in collaboration with the Château Ramezay – Museum and historic site of Montréal.

Souvent me souviens by Deborah Nagan, London, United Kingdom, in Ste-Flavie.

Bascule by Cédule 40, Saguenay (Québec), Canada, in Mont-Joli.

Passe-moi un sapin Rita by Rita Studio, Montréal (Québec), Canada in Parc Montcalm, Montréal.

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