CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Landscape projects and plastic installations Mixed Gardens Festival 2023
FESTIVAL MADE OF GARDENS AND HUTS FROM FAIRY TALES
For this anniversary year, for the 20th anniversary of the Festival, we wanted to invite our visitors to enter a magical world, whether it is that tales of our childhood or the mythical places of the planet on which many stories are based and which contain unusual dwellings.
Annual theme for 2023 “Journey through magical worlds”
Listed as a “Historic Monument” (Monument Historique) and recognised as a “Remarkable Garden” (Jardin Remarquable) in 2005, Wesserling Park is testimony to an extraordinary textile adventure in a valley of the River Thur in the Upper Vosges. This unique site is a former “Royal Textile Printing Factory” with an incredible number of preserved buildings linked to the textile industry. The gardens have been landscaped ever since the site was first managed and the château was built. They were originally created as ornamental gardens for the enjoyment of captains of industry, bearing witness to the landscaping conventions of the various centuries. Later they were steadily turned into vegetable gardens for workers, and then abandoned,before being gradually restored.
Each year for almost 20 years, designers, visual artists and landscapists have brought life to these gardens, producing temporary creations which surprise, question and enchant summer visitors. Over the last four years, professional and amateur photographers have opened our eyes to the world with their emotionally charged photos.
For this new season, we would like to offer a triple view of the site through:
- a spring photo exhibition,
- plastic installations ready at the opening,
- and the perpetuation of our Festival des Jardins Métissés (mixed gardens Festival) during the whole summer period.
Once again this year, you are offered a new theme. It again focuses on highlighting the site’s values, between respect for the past and innovation, putting the emphasis on heritage and offering interactive games for our visitors, new artistic creations and sustainable development. Whether you are a landscape designer, a plastic artist or a photographer, invite us to travel through magical worlds, offer us to live in the gardens of our children’s tales and lure us to the realm of dreams
We are calling for applications for all landscape designers, artists and garden lovers who are ready to draw visitors into their universe through unexpected and unusual constructions occupying the heart of a playful and colorful garden.
For more information, please visit the website or download the file https://www.iflaeurope.eu/assets/docs/2023_CDC-Manifestations_Cat-23annexes_EN-min-1.pdf
If you are interested, please contact:
+33 (0)3 89 38 28 12