The Garden of the Future is an original landscape I’ve created and which is permanently installed in the Daniel A. Séguin Garden in Saint-Hyacinthe since June 14, 2014. Don’t miss to visit it this summer!
During the last few weeks, my team and I have putted all our energy and creativity to build the Garden of the Future, an inspiring landscaping that will make people reflect. It is no avant-garde techno but 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.
I would like to thank Pro-Mix, Red Fox, Ball Horticulture, Garant, BFI Canada, Jansen Industrie, Tricentris, Owens Illinois, Lumetal Creations and Luxtec. Without the generous support of these sponsors, the creation of the Garden of the Future would have not been possible. I also want to thank all the people who have helped me to build the Garden of the Future. Many thanks to Audrey, Bertrand, Jean-Charles, Jérémie, Julie, Julie, Julien, Karine, Michel, Olivier, Réal, Sophie, Véronique and Virginie. Finally, a special thank to my friend, the artist welder Jeffrey McDonald, who made the spectacular metallic spider that can be observed in this landscape. The Garden of the future is permanently installed in the Daniel A. Séguin Garden and you can visit it this summer until September 14th, 2014, every day from 9.30 to 16.30. For more information on the Garden of the Future, visit www.jardindas.ca or call at (450) 778-0372.