27th International Garden Festival

Once again, the International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire has a whole host of surprising, brand new experiences in store on the concept of thought


International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire
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These gardens have all been designed by an incredible variety of highly inventive teams, whether referring to the worlds of such famous writers as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Octave Mirbeau, Marcel Proust or George Luis Borges, American Indian legends or the Sufi tale of the Conference of the Birds, or physically evoking the paths travelled by our thoughts.

Among the treasures this edition will be unveiling are green architectures, real thought “bubbles”, a radically contemporary International Klein Blue Japanese meditation garden, a spectacular red anamorphosis, a sculptural book of sand, an unprecedented spiral architecture, a contemporary cloister decked out with sublime “feather flowers” and delicate kokedama representing your neurons ... In a nutshell, a spellbinding combination of ideas, inventions, and plant-inspired poetry.

The 2018 Festival, therefore, promises to be bursting with color and ideas – and quite rightly too with the theme being “gardens of thought”!