The Garden of the Future is an inspiring landscaping that make most of the people who visit it reflect. It is no avant-garde techno but rather my vision of an utilitarian garden, focused on recovery and recycling, addressing food and environmental challenges of tomorrow. The Garden of the Future is a very original landscaping wherein the edible and medicinal plants grow alongside tropical plants. Agaves, chard, cabbages, palm trees and rosemary are highlighted by various structures made of reclaimed steel and glass. The focal point of this garden is a huge industrial tank converted into a lounge and adorned with a curtain of blue bottles contrasting beautifully with the orange oxidized metal. Another attraction that is sure to surprise and delight is a giant spider, made with a variety of metal pieces recovered by the artist welder Jeffrey McDonald, that seems to spring out from the vegetation in search of a prey. I’m betting that this urban garden will be particularly appreciated by younger generations who wish to reduce their ecological footprint on the Earth.
The Garden of the future is permanently installed in the Daniel A. Séguin Garden, in Saint-Hyacinthe, 45 minutes from Montreal. You can visit it from june till september, every day from 9:30 to 16:30.
The creation of the Garden of the Future would have not been possible without the generous support of these sponsors :