Festival des Jardins de la Côte d’Azur “Artists’ Garden”- 9 May to 9 June 2021
The Alpes-Maritimes department has managed to preserve a natural heritage of exceptional richness and diversity with 80 gardens open to the public, 13 of which have the “Remarkable Garden” label. To showcase this magnificent heritage, the Department of the Alpes-Maritimes has been organising since 2017 a biannual event dedicated to gardens, the “Festival des Jardins de la Côte d’Azur”, the 3rd edition of which will be held from 9 May to 9 June 2021.
For the 3rd edition of the Festival, the chosen theme is: “ARTIST’S GARDENS”
Gardens have always inspired the greatest artists in the fields of literature, sculpture, painting, cinema and photography. The relationship between the artist and the garden takes many forms.
Some artists, who love their plants as much as their works, are passionate gardeners. Combining gardening and art, they transpose plants into their work and imbue their garden with their creative spirit. Fascinated by nature, they sometimes become landscapers to recreate the landscape in their image.
Others see the garden as a source of inspiration or meditation. The landscaper gives shapes, creates perspectives and allows the play of light and shadow. By sublimating nature, he is in turn an artist. As much a painter for the sense of colors and shapes, as a poet for the dreams, fantasy and imagination that he brings to his creation.
The artist’s garden is an inspiring place, putting art at the center of its creation.