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Call for submissions: The International Garden Festival 23rd Edition

The International Garden Festival is launching its call for applications for Canadian and international landscape architects, artists, and multidisciplinary teams to participate in its 23rd edition.

Aerial view of the 2021 Edition.
Photo credit: JC Lemay

The festival is seeking projects that will focus on the theme of Adaptation: “COVID-19 is forcing adaptation – in our habits, our parks, and our playgrounds. Pathways have been changed – one way is now a signpost as common for humans as it was once for our vehicles. Can gardens adapt? Or are they the last bastion of freedom?”

The International Garden Festival is the largest contemporary garden festival in North America. Since its creation in 2000, nearly 200 gardens have been presented in situ at Grand-Métis and in extramural locations in Canada and abroad.

The Festival takes place on a site adjacent to the historic gardens, allowing for a dialogue between history and modernity, between conservation, tradition and innovation.

The event features twenty creations by approximately seventy architects, landscape architects and designers from various disciplines. The event is presented with the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canadian Heritage.

Each year, the International Garden Festival receives more than 150 submissions from designers around the world, and the jury is tasked with selecting only five entries.

The Festival will take place from June 25 to October 2, 2022. Download the guidelines and submit your project before Tuesday, January 11, 2022 by 5:00 pm: www.projets.festivalinternationaldejardins.ca.

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