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Hortillonnages International Garden Festival – Amiens 2019

 


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The garden of Eutychia (Ireland and Northern Ireland)

The garden of Eutychia (Ireland and Northern Ireland)
Friday August 3rd, 2018 Alexandre Lefèvre
  • Peter Donegan & Ian Price © Yann Monel
  • Chantier, Peter Donegan & Ian Price © Droits réservés art & jardins | Hauts-de-France
  • Peter Donegan & Ian Price © Yann Monel
  • dessin de quatre tables carrés laissées vides au milieu, où des arbres sont plantés Peter Donegan & Ian Price © Peter Donegan & Ian Price

Péronne was occupied by the Germans during most of the Great War and the town suffered heavy losses during the conflict. In the moat of the castle, landscapers Peter Donegan and Ian Price, representing Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively, designed the Garden of Eutychia which is named after the Greek goddess of happiness. They wanted to design a garden which was welcoming, and which does not belong to anyone except the families of visitors and their children: the trees provide shade and fruit. The garden is not visible from the road and is six metres below street level. It takes full advantage of its sunken position, providing a haven of greenery concealed from the public eye. Four large picnic tables stand among the wild flowers, in the shade of apple, pear and cherry trees, with fruit just waiting to be picked. Finally, wide benches made from local sandstone provide the opportunity for a welcome rest below the castle walls.



 

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The artist

Peter Donegan & Ian Price

 
Born in Dublin (Ireland), Peter Donegan founded his design and landscape studio in 2001. He has since won a host of awards as both designer and contractor for 17th and 18th century gardens and show gardens at National competition. Ian Price was born in Northern Ireland and founded his agency in 2004. He was awarded a gold medal at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show, the famous British Garden Festival.