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Hortillonnages International Garden Festival – Amiens 2019


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Friday August 3rd, 2018 Alexandre Lefèvre
  • Collectif Escargo © Droits réservés art & jardins | Hauts-de-France
  • Chantier, Collectif Escargo © Droits réservés art & jardins | Hauts-de-France
  • 2018_11_15, Vimy _ Canada _ Inauguration © Irène de Rosen
  • croquis d'un jardin entre deux sous-bois avec de grands arbres. le jardin a un forme carré avec des petits arbres et des fleurs blanches. Des personnes se promènent et prennent des photos Collectif Escargo © Collectif Escargo

The Canadian Memorial Park in Vimy near Arras commemorates the Canadian involvement in the Great War. Not far from the visitors’ centre, landscapers Karyna Saint-Pierre, Julie Parenteau and Pierre-Yves Diehl have created a garden inspired by Canada’s boreal forest and snow-covered landscapes, whose light colours echo the symbolism of the white flag. The garden is located between two pine trees and has a rectangular perimeter, inside which amelanchiers with pale grey trunks are planted in the middle of a meadow of white flowers. Here, the variety of plants is a reminder of Canada’s vastness, from perennials to shrubs. A small track of white sand leads the visitor among shrubs and flowers to two long seats where one can contemplate the landscape. For the landscapers, the blossoms that dance in the wind are like so many white flags, a reminder of the need for a peaceful dialogue between nations.


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The artist

Collectif Escargo : Karyna Saint-Pierre, Julie Parenteau & Pierre-Yves Diehl

Karyna Saint-Pierre, born in 1980, Julie Parenteau, born in 1979, and Pierre-Yves Diehl, born in 1984, have worked together in the “Escargo” group since 2015, they all live and work in Montreal. They share more than 15 years of experience in planning, art and design. Their approach is halfway between landscape architecture, sculpture and furniture design, they make daily life poetic by appealing to the senses and to contemplation.