Aude de Thuin, founder of the concept in 1993, relaunched the Art of the Garden under the large glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris.
The excellence of contemporary landscape creation will be presented there in a garden setting combining Expertise and French Art de Vivre.
The art of the garden is reborn at the Grand Palais from May 31 to June 3, 2013
Twenty years ago, The Art of the Garden caused a major encounter between the discreet world of the garden and gardeners, nurserymen, landscapers, craftsmen and designers, and French excellence asserted in the fields of the art of living, luxury, perfumery, fashion around 'a fireworks display of ephemeral gardens.
After ten years of absence, Garden Art could only regain all its brilliance under the prestigious glass roofs of the Grand Palais, in this year which celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of Le Nôtre
"A great opportunity, which I could not pass up, led me to take up the challenge of this extraordinary event. In its ideal setting and sheltered from any climatic hazards, Garden Art will once again reveal to the public the exceptional French creativity in the field of gardens " declares Aude de Thuin.
Made up of gardens, no longer ephemeral but designed to last, Garden Art will showcase the revival of ideas, the rise of the imagination and the technical development that today drive landscape art in the heart and on the outskirts of our changing cities. By celebrating the exchange of knowledge such as the sharing of harvests, the pleasure of the garden as well as the mastery of these skills, The Art of the Garden is part of the spirit of the times, spectacular and festive, committed and responsible.
About forty “vegetal paintings” will be designed by Thierry Huau - a recognized landscape designer, town planner and ethnobotanist, winner of numerous prizes and competitions.
From exceptional plants produced and supplied by more than fifty guest nurserymen from all over Europe: France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Italy.
These paintings, with a surface area of approximately 40m2, will be composed on themes as varied as a jungle, a Mediterranean garden, an impressionist garden, a flowery meadow, a Japanese garden, etc., so many magical universes that will punctuate the course. of this ideal park.
The Gardens will be installed in the central area, under the dome of the Grand Palais, on plots ranging from 50 to 300 m2, at the initiative of their sponsors who will ensure their design and development.
Truffaut, will present a vintage vegetable garden, which will cover 300 m2.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte will show us a mineral garden: the “Jardin Gris”.
Like many Haute Couture houses that presented their collections at the Grand Palais, Animalis will be inviting us to a "peacock parade".
Conferences and various activities will be part of the event's eclectic program and will take place in specially equipped sites.
The picnic attitude, a vast 1000 m2 lawn for an invitation to picnic for lunch and dinner in a National 7 atmosphere, directed by David Jeannerot, artistic director of L’Art du Jardin. This space will host exhibitors whose activity is linked to the theme of the picnic.
The National Horticultural Society of France (SNHF) will offer fun and educational activities around the theme of knowledge, knowledge and know-how
The Conservatory of Specialized Plant Collections (CCVS), whose essential role is to ensure the preservation of the horticultural and botanical heritage, will present exceptional collections.
Pommery champagnes will feature a spectacular cabin created by Ghislain André, for La Cabane Perchée.
Practical information on the Art of the Garden at the Grand Palais
Dates: from Thursday May 30 to Monday June 3, 2013
- Thursday May 30: press and professional day (by invitation) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Vernissage: from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (by invitation)
Open to the public:
- Friday May 31: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday June 1: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday June 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Monday 3 June: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Personalized welcome for professionals:
- Friday May 31: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday June 1: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday 3 June: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Big palace :
- avenue Winston Churchill Paris 8th
- 18 euros
- Preferential rate at 14 euros for online presales (before May 10)
- Free for children under 12
- Free for visitors with a flower or plant name (Iris, Rose, Olivier, etc.)
- Free for students of horticultural and landscape schools (upon prior registration)
Photo credit: François Tomasi, Thierry Huau