International garden festival at Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire

International garden festival at Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire

A year after celebrating Flower Power, the International Garden Festival is back for its 27th edition with the theme Gardens of Thought. Chaired by the writer Jean Echenoz, the jury will preview about twenty original creations of landscape gardeners, nurserymen, architects and artists from all over the world. The only rule? May the inspiration be literary.

 

This takes us to Borges, Houellebecq, Proust, Harry Potter … Special reference to Florentin Bourcereau who reinterprets Octave Mirbeau’s The Torture Garden with black humor and fantasy.

 

Given that thousands of visitors are expected at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, let’s add for the benefit of the more bewildered and the lost that the project includes two labyrinths. Be careful not to get lost in their mazes. The Minotaur might very well come here for a stroll.

 

Open till 4th November
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
41150 Chaumont-sur-Loire

 

© Photo credits : Eric Sander for Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire