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musée des Arts décoratifs
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Gardens in the city

from 15.05.2021
to 06.07.2021

Farmer designers, the off-site exhibition

9 thematic gardens are taking their place in different areas of Bordeaux on the occasion of the exhibition Farmer designers: an art of living.

Within the framework of the Resources cultural season, 9 planted spaces are taking their place in different areas of the city from May onwards.

Sponsored by farmers, designers such as Anne Fischer and figures from the world of ecology such as Pierre Rabhi and Gilles Clément, these gardens take the form of large planters specially created by the designer François Bauchet and inspired by manufacturing techniques and materials from the farming world. Developed to be modular, transportable and durable, they will be reused at the end of the exhibition to create shared gardens in the city. These plantations focus on themes with a direct link to the exhibition such as farmer seeds, pollination and intercropping. These flowers, cereals, fruit and vegetables are accompanied by educational panels and are places to share and pass on knowledge for local residents and schools. All highlight the essential role of biodiversity in the working of ecosystems. The installation and maintenance of these spaces and the organisation of events throughout the exhibition will be made possible thanks to the collaboration of associations and institutions active in the region.

Bordeaux Botanical Gardens
« The vine : a long shared story »
Phillipe Richard
Director of Bordeaux Botanical Garden, he designed and sponsored this garden.

Maison cantonale de la Bastide
« Planters and the mole »
Gilles Clément
Landscape gardener, biologist and writer, he designed and sponsored this garden.

Quai des sports
« The Grand Roux »
Dominique Marchais
Filmmaker, he designed and sponsored this garden with the collaboration of Vincent Pozzer, Jon Harlouchet and Arto Gorria.

Eglise Sainte-Croix
« The cooperation of the living»
Pierre Rabhi
Farmer and essayist, founder of the Colibris movement, he designed and sponsored this garden.

Gare Bordeaux Saint-Jean
« Phytoremediation »
Anne Fischer
Designer, she designed and sponsored this garden.

Cour de l'Hôtel de Ville
« A flower meadow in the city? » 
Gilles Bœuf
Biologist and president of the scientific board of the French Biodiversity Agency, he designed and sponsored this garden.

Cour d'honneur du madd-bordeaux
« Seeds as heritage »
Caroline Miquel
Vegetable farmer, founder of Les Jardins Inspirés in Taillan-Médoc, she designed and sponsored this garden planted with the members of the association. 

« The lands of possibilities »
Odile Fabrègue and Christian Varin, Ahalen Lurrak Farm
Farmers, they designed and sponsored this garden.

Place de l'Europe
« The anti-mosquito garden » 
Madina Querre
Doctor of anthropology and president of the Biotope Festival in Le Grand Saint-Emilionnais, she designed and sponsored this garden.


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