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Press kit - Press release - The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens
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The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015!

Grand-Métis, Canada, Canada

International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens

Grand-Métis, Canada, Canada, 2014-11-03 -

The twenty conceptual gardens presented at the 16th International Garden Festival at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens in the Gaspésie region of Québec will create a real "buzz" in 2015. The 16th edition of the Festival will be held from June 27 to September 27, 2015.


In a beautiful forested setting on the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River, visitors will be invited to enter a universe buzzing with ideas. Visitors will be intrigued, enraptured and perhaps even seduced by the innovative garden installations on display. The announcement of the new gardens chosen for the 2015 competition will be made shortly. The competition ends on November 17.

 

The most popular gardens of the 2014 edition of the Festival are returning to be exhibited again next summer. These remarkable installations captivated visitors. An orange secret, a white-walled courtyard courtesy of nature, mirrored glass on triangular walls, circles leading the eye to the horizon, the right tree positioned in the right place, a garden folly rising through a forest of poplars, a garden unfolding from behind the frost fence, a black rotunda reflecting the sky, a charred forest rising from the ashes and dozens of windows opening onto the St. Lawrence River – these are some of the conceptual gardens by more than 50 architects, landscape architects and visual artists from around the world that intrigued and entranced all summer long.

 

About the International Garden Festival


The International Garden Festival is recognized as one of the most important events of its kind in North America and one of the leading garden festivals in the world. Since 2000, 1 million visitors have discovered more than 150 contemporary and ephemeral gardens created by designers from 15 countries.

 

This artistic and tourism event also gives visitors a chance to discover inspiring spaces that weave together the visual arts, architecture, design, landscape and the environment. The Festival provides an annual rendez-vous for admirers of contemporary gardens and design as well as offering a unique space for those involved in the renewal of this art form. The Festival celebrates contemporary design and culture and hosts a series of culinary, cultural and musical events, workshops and master classes. 

 

The International Garden Festival is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Emploi-Québec, the ministère du Tourisme and the Conférence régionale des éluEs du Bas-Saint-Laurent. Hydro-Québec has been a major partner of the Reford Gardens since 1999.


About Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens


Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens are located on the shores of the St. Lawrence and Mitis rivers in Québec, Canada. Created from 1926 to 1958 by avid gardener and plant collector, Elsie Reford, the gardens are a national historic site. The gardens and heritage buildings were designated by the government of Québec in 2013. Les Jardins de Métis are considered one of the premier gardens in North America and an obligatory stop for all those visiting Eastern Québec. The Gardens host a range of events and activities throughout the summer and will be open every day from May 30 to September 27, 2015. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge.


For more images or more information please contact: Pénélope Fortin,pfortin@volume2.ca

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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  SECRET ORANGE<br>by Nomad Studio [William E. Roberts, Laura Santin]
New York, United States

<br><br>Playing with the perception and the way we respond around enclosed areas, the garden explores the orange dimension by isolating this visual characteristic from numerous stimuli that complete the perception through our senses.<br><br>

www.thenomadstudio.net<br>   - Photo credit:  Sylvain Legris
SECRET ORANGE
by Nomad Studio [William E. Roberts, Laura Santin]
New York, United States



Playing with the perception and the way we respond around enclosed areas, the garden explores the orange dimension by isolating this visual characteristic from numerous stimuli that complete the perception through our senses.



www.thenomadstudio.net
Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -   <p style="">        </p>SECRET ORANGE<p style=""> </p>by Nomad Studio [William E. Roberts, Laura Santin]<br> New York, United States<br>   - Photo credit: Marjelaine Sylvestre

SECRET ORANGE

by Nomad Studio [William E. Roberts, Laura Santin]
New York, United States
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -   COURTESY OF NATURE<br>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   - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
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 | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  COURTESY OF NATURE<br>by Johan Selbing &amp; Anouk Vogel<br>Amsterdam, Netherlands     - Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
COURTESY OF NATURE
by Johan Selbing & Anouk Vogel
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  RÉFLEXIONS COLORÉES<br>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:  Louise Tanguay
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 | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - FAIRE DES RONDS DANS L'EAU<br>by Diana Balmori<br>New York, United States<br><br>A 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

A 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 | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  VEIL GARDEN<br>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    - Photo credit: Martin Bond
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
Photo credit: Martin Bond
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  LINE GARDEN<br>by Julia Jamrozik &amp; Coryn Kempster<br>Brantford (Ontario) Canada and Bale, Switzerland<br><br>This contemporary labyrinth created from security tapes closely ordered in the natural environment provides new erspectives on the environment when visitors enter and inhabit the space.<br><br>www.kempsterstudio.com    - Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
LINE GARDEN
by Julia Jamrozik & Coryn Kempster
Brantford (Ontario) Canada and Bale, Switzerland

This contemporary labyrinth created from security tapes closely ordered in the natural environment provides new erspectives on the environment when visitors enter and inhabit the space.

www.kempsterstudio.com
Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  CONE GARDEN BOCKSILI<br>by&nbsp;Livescape [Seungjong Yoo, Byoungjoon Kwon, Hyeryoung Cho, Yongchul Cho, Iltae Jeong, Jinhwan Kim, Soojung Yoon, Byoungjoon Kim]<br>Seoul, South Korea<br><br>Planted with the bottom on top, orange construction cones serve as planters, speakers and benches. An original way to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct our environment.<br><br>www.livescape.co.kr    - Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
CONE GARDEN BOCKSILI
by Livescape [Seungjong Yoo, Byoungjoon Kwon, Hyeryoung Cho, Yongchul Cho, Iltae Jeong, Jinhwan Kim, Soojung Yoon, Byoungjoon Kim]
Seoul, South Korea

Planted with the bottom on top, orange construction cones serve as planters, speakers and benches. An original way to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct our environment.

www.livescape.co.kr
Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - AFTERBURN<br>by&nbsp;Civilian Projects [Ksenia Kagner, Nicko Elliott]<br>Brooklyn, New York, United States<br><br>A post-apocalyptic experience that allows visitors to see how nature renews by itself after a fire and how she manages to heal damaged landscapes.   - Photo credit:  Louise Tanguay
AFTERBURN
by Civilian Projects [Ksenia Kagner, Nicko Elliott]
Brooklyn, New York, United States

A post-apocalyptic experience that allows visitors to see how nature renews by itself after a fire and how she manages to heal damaged landscapes.
Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - ROTUNDA<br>by&nbsp;Citylaboratory [Aurora Armental Ruiz, Stefano Ciurlo Walker]<br>Santiago de Compostela, Spain<br><br>The forest embraces a waterfilled otunda that accumulates pollen and leaves that nourish birds and insects. rom one day to the next, the rotunda brings new life to the garden.<br><br>www.citylaboratory.org - Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
ROTUNDA
by Citylaboratory [Aurora Armental Ruiz, Stefano Ciurlo Walker]
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The forest embraces a waterfilled otunda that accumulates pollen and leaves that nourish birds and insects. rom one day to the next, the rotunda brings new life to the garden.

www.citylaboratory.org
Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - EDGE EFFECT<br>by Snøhetta [Claire Fellman, Nick Koster, Karli Molter, Misako Murata, Maura Rockcastle]&nbsp; &amp; Knippers Helbig [Hauke Junjohann, Guillaume Evain]<br>New York, United States &amp; Oslo, Norway&nbsp;<br><br>The threshold between forest and meadow produces a unique and overlooked environment. Encapsulated and meshed together, two distinct spaces allow the edge to become the center.<br><br>www.snohetta.com, www.knippershelbig.com   - Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
EDGE EFFECT
by Snøhetta [Claire Fellman, Nick Koster, Karli Molter, Misako Murata, Maura Rockcastle]  & Knippers Helbig [Hauke Junjohann, Guillaume Evain]
New York, United States & Oslo, Norway 

The threshold between forest and meadow produces a unique and overlooked environment. Encapsulated and meshed together, two distinct spaces allow the edge to become the center.

www.snohetta.com, www.knippershelbig.com
Photo credit: Sylvain Legris
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - LE BON ARBRE AU BON ENDROIT "Souvenir d'enfance"<br>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>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
Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture -  A DITCH WITH A VIEW<br>by Ken Smith<br>New York, United States<br><br>Three frames spanning the ditch are constructed using recycled natural and cultural materials.&nbsp;An armature of winter fallen spruce tree trunks are fitted out with an array of recycled window sashes that simultaneously bound the secret&nbsp;garden space and provide windowed views of the ditch and the borrowed landscape beyond.<br><br>www.kensmithworkshop.com - Photo credit:  Louise Tanguay
A DITCH WITH A VIEW
by Ken Smith
New York, United States

Three frames spanning the ditch are constructed using recycled natural and cultural materials. An armature of winter fallen spruce tree trunks are fitted out with an array of recycled window sashes that simultaneously bound the secret garden space and provide windowed views of the ditch and the borrowed landscape beyond.

www.kensmithworkshop.com
Photo credit: Louise Tanguay
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Press kit | 837-10 - Press release | The 16th International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens will BUZZ in 2015! - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens - Landscape Architecture - DEAD GARDEN II<br>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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