- France - Loire
- Celebrating the 25th anniversary of this exciting International Garden Festival, 23 experimental and challenging new conceptual gardens on the theme 'Gardens From the Coming Century' are on show in the grounds of the historic Chateau Chaumont-sur-Loire , France, for seven months through 2016. They join the many permanent 'remarkable' gardens that delight visitors all year round.
International Garden Festival, France
For 25 years landscape designers, architects, artists and artisans have been building gardens of wonder, enchantment, humour and challenge for the International Garden Festival at Chateau Chaumont on the picturesue Loire River.
Several widely recognised and awarded landscape architects and designers began their careers with success at the IGF Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, such as Peter Walker, Emilio Ambasz and Shodo Suzuki.
Each year more than 400,000 visitors come to the IGF at Chaumont-sur-Loire.
Apart from the garden installations, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire also features artworks by noted international artists and sculptors such as Andy Goldsworthy, El Anatsui, Marc Couterier, Cai Guo-Qiang and Lee Bae in the Centre of Arts and Nature.
INTERNATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVAL GARDENS FROM THE COMING CENTURY
21 April – 02 November 2016
Spanning a wide array of fields and central to the major challenges we face for our future, the garden today is an extraordinary place of deliberation, innovation and experimentation.
Ecological research, scientific and technical investigations of all types observe, fertilise and reinvent this ever changing world.
Permaculture, transgenesis, biocontrol, aquaponics, hydroponics, green chemistry, phytoremediation, vertical farms, synergistic vegetable plots … this is just some of the action packing this amazing adventure of the living world, where experimentation, prospecting and discovery combine tradition, ecology and technological progress – without losing sight of the humanistic dimension or of poetic imagination for all that.
Whether they go hand in hand with the adventure of “incredible edibles”, “intelligent seeds”, spectacular multi-grafted fruit trees, or with the chlorophyllous fluorescence of plants, modern-day gardens have a thousand-and-one reasons to enchant and astonish us.
The gardens of this 25th edition of the Festival should therefore surprise us as they set out to tell this extraordinary plant odyssey of the 21st century with all the creative imagination and fantasy that have always reigned at Chaumont-sur-Loire. The 25th International Garden Festival will thus be showcasing gardens that address the great questions of our time, such as climate change, rising sea levels, “floating gardens” and the link between habitat and gardens. Once again the gardens at Chaumont-sur-Loire will captivate you with the inventions and proposals of a new generation of landscapers.
Designers featured in the 25th anniversary edition in 2016:
FRANKENSTEIN’S NATURE: Anca PANAIT, landscape-architect , and Greg MEIKLE,
LE LIÈVRE ET L’ARBRE À PALABRES: Anaïs BAUDOIN and Théophile FOFANA, landscape engineers, Florence FOFANA, DNSEP visual artist, and Vincent KRA, architect-sculptor FRANCE
OIKOS: Mathieu LOCRET, landscape-gardener, Davy COSSON, landscaper, Anna-Laura BOURGUIGNON and Mathilde GALLICHET, architects, FRANCE
EXPLOSIVE NATURE: Marguerite RIBSTEIN, DPLG landscaper, and Grégory CAZEAUX, DPLG architect and landscaper, FRANCE
LA MAISON VIVANTE: Emilie GARNIER and Barthélémy AFRES, DPLG landscapers FRANCE
JE RESTE: Leila DEMOISY, Julie MAHIEU, Adèle HOPQUIN and Maud NEGRON, DPLG landscapers, FRANCE
LE SOULÈVEMENT DES GRAINES: Arthur LEVEQUE DE VILMORIN, Romain LACOSTE and Paul LEURENT, DPLG landscapers, FRANCE
LE JARDIN FLOTTANT DU SONGE: Jean-Philippe POIRÉE-VILLE, arti , and Gérard PONTET, former head of works in the landscape, FRANCE
HUMUS SAPIENS SAPIENS: Swandy WENKER, landscaper, Yoann SOURICE and Cécile CHARPENTIER, landscape engineers, FRANCE
LE JARDIN QUI SE SAVOURE – FLEURS, FRUITS FEUILLES, MANGEZ-LES TOUS!: Guillaume POPINEAU and David TRIGOLET, landscape engineers, and Chantal DUFOUR, herbalist, FRANCE
LE REFUGE IMMERGÉ: Maxime ARNOUX, Mathilde CHARRÉE and Loïc ANTUNES, students
Michel AUDOUY, teacher, VERSAILLES NATIONAL SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, FRANCE
LE JARDIN COMESTIBLE (THE EDIBLE GARDEN): Anton KOCHURKIN, architect, Anya ANDREYEVA and Maria ASHKOVA, landscape architects, and Vladislav SOROKIN, sound artist,
VIVRE AU JARDIN: Camille BAUDELAIRE, Artistic Director, and Elodie DAUGUET, set designer, FRANCE
QUE VIENNE LA PLUIE: Frédérique LARINIER, landscaper/agricultural engineer, and Gaël BARDON, landscape-gardener, FRANCE
LE JARDIN DU DERNIER ACTE: Ji SUNG AN, landscape-architect, Anne MAES and Hugo DELONCLE, landscapers and urban designers, and Aude BOUGEARD, landscaper, FRANCE / KOREA
LE CHAMP DES POSSIBLES: Christophe LINCONNU, José PIQUER and Jean-François LECLERC and Laurent BISSEL, Christophe MARCHALOT, Bernard BOYEUX, Yves-Marie LIGOT et Yann MONEL, FRANCE
LE JARDIN DES ÉMERGENCES: Pierre LAVAUD and David SIMONSON, landscape-gardeners SWITZERLAND/UNITED STATES
NOUS IRONS TOUS AU JARDIN: Laurent DABOMPREZ and Gaëlle VAN DAMME BELGIUM
ROOFTOP POWER PLANT- QUAND LES PLANTES PRODUISENT DE L’ÉLECTRICITÉ: Aleid WESTENBERG and Lucia LATENSTEIN, landscapers, THE NETHERLANDS
LE CINQUIÈME RÊVE: Karyna ST PIERRE, landscape-architect and Pierre-Yves DIEHL, interior designer, CANADA
NÉO NOÉ: Thierry DUPEUX, architect, Alexandre MARTINET, landscaper, Julien GUÉNÉGUÈS, DPLG architect, Anaïs MOUREAU, designer and Christian PIEL, urban planner and hydrologist, FRANCE
LA FORÊT ALIMENTAIRE (A GARDEN FOREST FOR EVERY SEASON): Bijaya SILVESTRI and Debora MONDELLA, landscape- architects, ITALY
Domain de Chaumont-sur-Loire is just under 200km from Paris. between Tours and Blois.
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Tour of the International Garden Festival
Entrance ticket : 12,00 €
Children between 12 and 18 : 7,50 €
Children between 6 and 11 : 5,00 €
Free entrance for under 6’s
With this ticket you can visit the International Garden Festival, Goualoup Park and Historical Park. It does not give you access to the Château, Stables or some contemporary art exhibitions and installations.
Tour of the Domaine
With the Domaine ticket, you can visit the whole of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire: its International Garden Festival, Château, Stables, Historical Park, Goualoup Park and all of its contemporary art exhibitions and installations.
Entrance ticket : 16,00 €
Children between 12 and 18 : 11,00 €
Children between 6 and 11 : 5,50 €
Free entrance for under 6’s