The métisages of the International Garden Festival 2020

In Canada, this year’s annual contemporary gardening event is inspired by the theme of crossbreeding, hybridization of practices, plants or materials.

With the installations displayed at Les Jardins de Métis, at the gates of the Canadian region of Gaspésie, the International Garden Festival presents itself as a laboratory of innovation and a giant outdoor playground for the creators involved. Architects, landscape architects, visual artists and designers have been invited to broaden the garden's design horizons and reinvent the space available along the Saint Lawrence River, creating one of the most important contemporary gardening festivals in North America.

Forêt corallienne, Lucie Bulot and Dylan Collins, Montreal, Canada. Photo Jean-Christophe Lemay

For this particular twenty-first edition, the Festival team has built the imagined métissages (crossings), the theme of this year, given the impossibility for the five teams – winners of an international call for proposals – to personally prepare the works. In the context of contemporary gardens, the hybridizations, translated differently by each participant, can be of practices (landscape architecture, garden design, architecture, visual arts, industrial design, cooking and other fields of creative expression), plants (indigenous or exotic) and materials (natural and manufactured).

Event:
International Garden Festival 2020
Venue:
Les Jardins de Métis, Grand-Métis, Canada
Opening dates:
from June 22 to October 4th, 2020

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