The temporary gardens of the traditional Festival, which has been held every year for the past 20 years from June to October, will be transformed into permanent gardens based on Gilles Clément’s garden in motion idea. 12 gardens are distributed into four triptychs that can be visited all year round, the main focus of which is all aspects of plant life: seed, soil, life, adaptation, photosynthesis, cooperation.
Designed by the Mayot & Toussaint team and completed with educational institutions in cooperation with the gardens team, these gardens will be of interest in all seasons.
They have been designed as a series of moods as you move from the wind garden to the protective thorn garden, from the “potapoule” allotment to the edible forest. Discover seeds that travel, move and sleep. Pass under the shade of the trees, walk barefoot on leaves, humus, and pebbles. Stop and gaze up at the sky in the time garden. These gardens aim to give you a new educational, playful and poetical look at life. Appreciate the wealth of our world and connect your senses. The completion of these gardens in the existing semi-circle is the first step of the project “Un Cercle Immense” (a vast circle), the new landscaping design which will enrich the five-hectare visitor trail of the Saline royale and will be inaugurated in June 2022.