15th international garden festival at jardins de metis in canada
pink punch by new york-based nicholas croft + michaela macleod
photo by louise tanguay

 

 

 

currently open to the public, the 15th international garden festival at les jardins de métis / reford gardens invites visitors to experience 22 diverse installations and contemplate new ways of seeing the world’s landscapes. located in quebec, canada, the exhibition unites the works by different designers based all over the globe, including seoul, santiago de compostela, new york, philadelphia, basel, amsterdam, paris and montreal. the various garden spaces are characterized through different atmospheric qualities, either aligned along the site’s sunny esplanade or occupying enclosed green rooms. the garden festival has repeatedly served as a forum for innovation and experimentation, and fosters interaction between the visual arts, architecture, landscape, design, and nature.

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faire des ronds dans l’eau by new york-based diana balmori
photo by louise tanguay

 

 

 

the redford gardens / jardins de métis are situated on the shores of the st. lawrence and mitis rivers, at the entrance to the gaspé peninsula. the 15th annual exhibition is open every day through september 28, 2014.

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
tiny taxonomy by montréal-based rosetta sarah elkin
photo by louise tanguay

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
ha ha! by canadian-based spmb [eduardo aquino, karen shanski] + ralf glor, matt baker, martin gagnon
photo by louise tanguay

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
ha ha! by canadian-based spmb [eduardo aquino, karen shanski] + ralf glor, matt baker, martin gagnon
photo by louise tanguay

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
le bon arbre au bon endroit ‘souvenir d’enfance’ by montréal-based nippaysage [mathieu casavant, josée labelle, michel langevin, mélanie mignault, france cormier, émilie bertrand-villemure, claude cournoyer, sylvain lenoir, johanna ballhaus, benjamin deshaies, mélanie pelchat, catherine blain]
photo by louise tanguay

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
le bon arbre au bon endroit ‘souvenir d’enfance’ by montréal-based nippaysage [mathieu casavant, josée labelle, michel langevin, mélanie mignault, france cormier, émilie bertrand-villemure, claude cournoyer, sylvain lenoir, johanna ballhaus, benjamin deshaies, mélanie pelchat, catherine blain]
photo by louise tanguay

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
réflexions colorées by montéal-based hal ingberg
photo by J.-C. & L. hurni

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
réflexions colorées by montéal-based hal ingberg
photo by J.-C. & L. hurni

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
sacré potager by montréal-based atelier barda architecture [patrick morand, antonio di bacco, cécile combelle, julien pinard]
photo by louise tanguay

international garden festival les jardins de metis reford gardens canada designboom
courtesy of nature by amsterdam-based johan selbing & anouk vogel
photos by J.-C. & L. hurni