The International Garden Festival has selected five projects for its ROOTS themed fair, which will run from June 24th to October 1st, 2023. Now on its 24th edition, Ève De Garie-Lamanque, the event’s Artistic Director, asked designers to imagine a present and a future that is ecologically, economically, and culturally responsible by drawing on the teachings of past generations.
The five gardens selected for the 2023 edition are:
Le jardin des quatre colonnes
Vincent Dumay and Baptiste Wullschleger, Sweden / France
With a project that is both poetic and a manifesto, we hope that the public will discover solutions for a more desirable and virtuous future. The intent is to raise awareness of the question of the finite character of our resources. Le jardin des quatre colonnes is an experience that unfolds through time, where elements built with raw earth within a living environment will evolve freely over the years.
Adobe construction is a technique that consists in compacting soil mixed with moisture in successive layers inside a casing – it makes visible what normally lies hidden beneath our feet. The fluted boles are built using a tubular casing which gives them their specific shape, evoking Doric columns.
Friche Atelier (Frédérique Allard, Jean-Jacques Yervant and Aliénor de Montalivet), Canada (Quebec)
The use of plants is at the heart of the development of our civilizations. Whether for nourishment, protection, healing, or clothing, their multiple applications have allowed populations to survive and prosper.