Le jardin destock > Wagon Landscaping, 2018
Le jardin destock evokes the history of river trade and expresses the richness of a form of “nature at work”. Covered with gravel, as if a barge had forgotten there one of its loadings, the garden mixes a vegetable pallet composed of essences resulting from the wasteland, which evokes the reconquest of a forgotten load, but also coming from alpine medium, which expresses the richness and diversity of species that can settle on poor soil. This varied palette aims to produce spreading floristic events, promoting the development of biodiversity to be observed during workshops organized by the lock house, gateway to the future PNR of Somme Picardie Maritime. This “nature at work” is protected and staged by a wooden structure that hosts a series of deckchairs. This seating line is oriented towards the spectacle of the passage of a boat in the lock, but also to the amazing heritage of the village, marker of past wealth, which deserves the “break” of cyclists and walkers who borrow the old towpath.
Wagon Landscaping : Mathieu Gontier