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Press kit - Press release - - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens

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The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis

Grand-Métis, Canada

International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens

Grand-Métis, Canada, 2014-06-17 -

The 15th edition of the International Garden Festival opens on June 28 and will present 22 contemporary gardens at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens. Imagined by sixty-five designers from Seoul, Santiago de Compostela, NewYork, Philadelphia, Basel, Amsterdam, Paris and Montreal, these installations invite visitors to enter and contemplate new ways of seeing the landscape and the world.

 

Aligned on a sunny esplanade or huddled in green rooms, the installations evoke the playful, the poetic and the delicacy and complexity of life. Through such installations as Courtesy of Nature, Sacré potager, Orange Secret, Pink Punch, Méristème, Cone Garden Bocksili, Afterburn and Bal à la Villa, visitors are transported to new universes on an exceptional environment on the edge of St. Lawrence River.

 

This garden festival is unique in Quebec. It proposes in a simple, direct and effective way the importance of landscape architecture in our daily lives. The Festival continues until the end of September and is a must-see for those visiting Québec and the Gaspésie and Lower St. Lawrence regions this summer.

 

About the International Garden Festival


Unique forum for innovation and experimentation since 2000, the International Garden Festival is the leading venue for the exhibition of contemporary gardens in North America. The Festival fosters interaction between the visual arts, architecture, landscape, design and nature and inspires visitors with the unique ephemeral installations that are exhibited every summer. The International Garden Festival is presented with the financial assistance of: the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Canada Summer Jobs, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Tourisme Québec, Conférence régionale des éluEs du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Emploi-Québec and Canada Blooms.

 

About the Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis


Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis are located on the shores of the St. Lawrence and Mitis rivers at the gateway to the Gaspé Peninsula. A national historic site, the Reford Gardens are ranked as one of the great gardens of North America. Created by Elsie Reford over a period of 30 years, they are a living testimony to her passion for gardening and plants. Today, her great-grand-son, Alexander Reford, leads a team that maintains this unique horticultural and architectural heritage. Canada Economic Development is the lead partner of the Landscape Laboratory initiative. Hydro-Québec has been the sponsor of the Gardens since 1999. The Caisse Desjardins de Mont-Joli is a sponsor of the 52nd season of the Gardens.


The Gardens are open every day up to September 28, 2014. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge.

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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -   COURTESY OF NATURE by Johan Selbing &amp; Anouk Vogel<br>Amsterdam, Netherlands<br><br>Instead of creating a new object to be placed in a gallery, an exhibition space is designed around existing elements. The museum is, after all, a place conceived for seeing.<br><br>www.johanselbing.nl, www.anoukvogel.nl<br>   - Photo credit:  J.-C. &amp; L. Hurni
COURTESY OF NATURE by Johan Selbing & Anouk Vogel
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Instead of creating a new object to be placed in a gallery, an exhibition space is designed around existing elements. The museum is, after all, a place conceived for seeing.

www.johanselbing.nl, www.anoukvogel.nl
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - COURTESY OF NATURE by Johan Selbing &amp; Anouk Vogel<br>Amsterdam, Netherlands - Photo credit: J.-C. &amp; L. Hurni
COURTESY OF NATURE by Johan Selbing & Anouk Vogel
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  DEAD GARDEN II by Carlos M. Teixeira<br>Belo Horizonte, Brazil<br><br>Departing from an inexorable phenomenon - every life is a foretold failure, Dead Garden II is a garden made of fallen trees and employs dead organic matter as something that can trigger another life.<br><br>www.vazio.com.br  - Photo credit:  Louise Tanguay
DEAD GARDEN II by Carlos M. Teixeira
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Departing from an inexorable phenomenon - every life is a foretold failure, Dead Garden II is a garden made of fallen trees and employs dead organic matter as something that can trigger another life.

www.vazio.com.br
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - VEIL GARDEN by&nbsp;Studio Bryan Hanes [Bryan Hanes, Pete Malandra, Jose Menendez,Yadiel Rivera Diaz, Brenna Herpmann] &amp; DIGSAU [Jules Dingle, Jeff Goldstein, Mark Sanderson, Jamie Unkefer, Aaron Jezzi]<br>Philadelphia, United States<br><br>Veil Garden is an enclosure constructed with chain link fencing, providing privacy and protection for both plants and people and an opportunity traverse the garden from above.<br><br>www.studiobryanhanes.com, www.digsau.com<br> - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
VEIL GARDEN by Studio Bryan Hanes [Bryan Hanes, Pete Malandra, Jose Menendez,Yadiel Rivera Diaz, Brenna Herpmann] & DIGSAU [Jules Dingle, Jeff Goldstein, Mark Sanderson, Jamie Unkefer, Aaron Jezzi]
Philadelphia, United States

Veil Garden is an enclosure constructed with chain link fencing, providing privacy and protection for both plants and people and an opportunity traverse the garden from above.

www.studiobryanhanes.com, www.digsau.com
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  SACRÉ POTAGER by&nbsp;atelier barda architecture [Patrick Morand, Antonio Di Bacco, Cécile Combelle, Julien Pinard]<br>Montréal (Québec) Canada<br><br>Votive candles illuminate pure white chapels, adorned with images of forgotten vegetables. An invitation to the visitor to make an offering for their return to our gardens and grocery shelves.<br><br>www.atelierbarda.com<br>  - Photo credit:  Louise Tanguay
SACRÉ POTAGER by atelier barda architecture [Patrick Morand, Antonio Di Bacco, Cécile Combelle, Julien Pinard]
Montréal (Québec) Canada

Votive candles illuminate pure white chapels, adorned with images of forgotten vegetables. An invitation to the visitor to make an offering for their return to our gardens and grocery shelves.

www.atelierbarda.com
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - SACRÉ POTAGER by&nbsp;atelier barda architecture [Patrick Morand, Antonio Di Bacco, Cécile Combelle, Julien Pinard]<br>Montréal (Québec) Canada - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
SACRÉ POTAGER by atelier barda architecture [Patrick Morand, Antonio Di Bacco, Cécile Combelle, Julien Pinard]
Montréal (Québec) Canada
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  LE BON ARBRE AU BON ENDROIT "Souvenir d'enfance" by&nbsp;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]<br>Montréal (Québec) Canada<br><br>&nbsp;Under a canopy of white wires, a play area invites you to discover a new version of the game of elastics. This garden presents the Hydro-Québec program “The right tree in the right place”.<br><br>www.nippaysage.ca  - Photo credit:  Louise Tanguay
LE BON ARBRE AU BON ENDROIT "Souvenir d'enfance" by 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]
Montréal (Québec) Canada

 Under a canopy of white wires, a play area invites you to discover a new version of the game of elastics. This garden presents the Hydro-Québec program “The right tree in the right place”.

www.nippaysage.ca
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - LE BON ARBRE AU BON ENDROIT "Souvenir d'enfance" by&nbsp;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]<br>Montréal (Québec) Canada - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
LE BON ARBRE AU BON ENDROIT "Souvenir d'enfance" by 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]
Montréal (Québec) Canada
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - TINY TAXONOMY by&nbsp;Rosetta Sarah Elkin<br>Montréal (Québec), Canada<br><br>This garden highlights the beauty of inconspicuous and often ignored players : the plants of the forest floor, by elevating these species from their common position to a more dynamic perspective at varying eye-levels.<br><br>www.rse-landscape.com - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
TINY TAXONOMY by Rosetta Sarah Elkin
Montréal (Québec), Canada

This garden highlights the beauty of inconspicuous and often ignored players : the plants of the forest floor, by elevating these species from their common position to a more dynamic perspective at varying eye-levels.

www.rse-landscape.com
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  HA HA! by Spmb [Eduardo Aquino, Karen Shanski] &amp; Ralf Glor, Matt Baker, Martin Gagnon<br>Winnipeg (Manitoba) &amp; Montréal (Québec) Canada<br><br>As one slowly approaches, an event of colour is gradually revealed. Inside, one finds a mix of intimate areas, making he garden more than a simple object of contemplation.<br><br>www.spmb.ca<br>  - Photo credit:  Louise Tanguay
HA HA! by Spmb [Eduardo Aquino, Karen Shanski] & Ralf Glor, Matt Baker, Martin Gagnon
Winnipeg (Manitoba) & Montréal (Québec) Canada

As one slowly approaches, an event of colour is gradually revealed. Inside, one finds a mix of intimate areas, making he garden more than a simple object of contemplation.

www.spmb.ca
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - HA HA! by Spmb [Eduardo Aquino, Karen Shanski] &amp; Ralf Glor, Matt Baker, Martin Gagnon<br>Winnipeg (Manitoba) &amp; Montréal (Québec) Canada - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
HA HA! by Spmb [Eduardo Aquino, Karen Shanski] & Ralf Glor, Matt Baker, Martin Gagnon
Winnipeg (Manitoba) & Montréal (Québec) Canada
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - FAIRE DES RONDS DANS L'EAU by Diana Balmori<br>New York, United States<br><br>series of circular frames offers a different perspective on the landscape and a tool to focus the mind on what is essential.<br><br>www.balmori.com - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
FAIRE DES RONDS DANS L'EAU by Diana Balmori
New York, United States

series of circular frames offers a different perspective on the landscape and a tool to focus the mind on what is essential.

www.balmori.com
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -    RÉFLEXIONS COLORÉES by Hal Ingberg<br>Montréal (Québec), Canada<br><br>The semi-reflective equilateral triangle provides an intimate, courtyard-like enclosure that both frames and intensifies the perception of the forest.<br><br>www.halingberg.com    - Photo credit: J.-C. &amp; L. Hurni
RÉFLEXIONS COLORÉES by Hal Ingberg
Montréal (Québec), Canada

The semi-reflective equilateral triangle provides an intimate, courtyard-like enclosure that both frames and intensifies the perception of the forest.

www.halingberg.com
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -         PINK PUNCH by Nicholas Croft, Michaela MacLeod New York, United States &nbsp; <br><br>Pink Punch attracts visitors off the beaten path by its striking colour using the traditional technique of tree wrapping to envelop the trunks. &nbsp; <br><br>www.polymetis.net&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; www.nickcroft.com - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
PINK PUNCH by Nicholas Croft, Michaela MacLeod New York, United States  

Pink Punch attracts visitors off the beaten path by its striking colour using the traditional technique of tree wrapping to envelop the trunks.  

www.polymetis.net    www.nickcroft.com
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Press kit | 837-07 - Press release | - New images - The 15th International Garden Festival opens soon at les Jardins de Métis - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -         HISTOIRE SANS FIN or LE BOIS DANS TOUS SES ÉTATS by atelier eem [Marc Blume, Francesca Liggieri, Estelle Nicod], Héloïse Blanzat Paris, France &nbsp; <br><br>The re-creation of a woodlot offers a metaphor of the experience of the evolutionary cycle of the forest in condensed form. In a forest of poplars, carefully stacked cords of wood illustrate the passage of time. &nbsp; <br><br>www.atelier-eem.org - Photo credit: J.-C. &amp; L. Hurni
HISTOIRE SANS FIN or LE BOIS DANS TOUS SES ÉTATS by atelier eem [Marc Blume, Francesca Liggieri, Estelle Nicod], Héloïse Blanzat Paris, France  

The re-creation of a woodlot offers a metaphor of the experience of the evolutionary cycle of the forest in condensed form. In a forest of poplars, carefully stacked cords of wood illustrate the passage of time.  

www.atelier-eem.org
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