GARDEN WEAVE

The garden has always been a reflection of our time - culture, society. It reflects its users and is activated by participation. It is not passive. The new garden is about performance and an invitation to explore and play. From the friable fields to the woodland edge, this garden invites engagement in the connection between the cultivated and the wild. It is about weaving people into the land and trees, finding the space in between.

Garden Weave extends ground to canopy weaving the horizon into an oblique landscape that invites visitors to navigate the space in between. Inspired by the pastoral landscape of the Gaspe Peninsula, Garden Weave reveals the edge between field and wild by stitching together the horizontal ground axis with the vertical tree line axis. 

These two axis are organized by a series of conditions that determine how the ground and canopy meet, creating a matrix of flexible cords in between. These x-y-x conditions create a series of spatial patterns which respond to the edge condition on site to then determine the gardens final configuration. 

The web that emerges between the ground plane grid and vertical segments of the tree line, creates a series of low-medium-high play opportunities experienced as a game - moving in, under, and over the horizontal and vertical planes, navigating through the buckwheat planting beds. 

The garden not only plays with space, but also extent and perception which changes upon approach, allowing visitors to determine their own paths, weave and rebound through the garden in a new way.

Competition entry: Jardins de Metis