in a very near future half of world’s population will be living in a metropolis. in these metropoli the idea of private space will be relative, the concept of a ‘secret’ garden an illusion for most of us.
still people will wish to escape from everyday life once in a while. nature and landscape keep offering this possibility. by putting a chair in the shadow of an old tree, on the banks of a river or in front of an awesome view, it will (temporarily) turn into a private garden.
not only do we share the desire for a quiet place, a place where to feel one with nature, we will have to share these spaces themselves as well.
jardins de métis / reford gardens gardenfestival 2011 _ quebec canada