Festival | 2013 Edition
June 22 to September 29, 2013.
The International Garden Festival is a festival unlike any other in Québec. It includes artists from many disciplines, but no one discipline in particular. It includes artists and their work from previous years even while it celebrates this year’s creations. It offers a program of activities, but extends them over an entire summer. It is a festival without a single performance. The Festival is also unique in putting the artists before the audience. We offer designers an opportunity to provoke, to experiment and to innovate. This is just one of the reasons why this festival is so important. It offers the public an opportunity to participate in an artistic experiment that takes new forms and produces new results every year.
This year’s gardens are all “on the edge” in one way or the other. Many of them have been built on the boundaries of the Festival site – in areas that have previously been left untouched or unexplored. And they explore the boundaries between the planted and the natural, the native and the foreign, the pure and the impure, the sacred and the profane. Together they form a corpus of work that stands together as a group. But each of them provokes separate moments of discovery and opportunities to explore contemporary landscapes.
List of gardens for the 2013 edition