Deadline approaches for submitting design entries to the Jardin de Mtis/Reford Gardens

The International Garden Festival is preparing its sixth edition and is issuing a call for entries to select some of the designers who will be invited to create temporary gardens for the 2005 Festival. This call for entries is open to all landscape architects, architects, artists and designers from Canada and abroad.

The deadline for submission of entries is Monday, November 15, 2004.

The Jardins de Mtis/Reford Gardens, located on the shores of the St. Lawrence and Mitis rivers in eastern Qubec, attract more than 100,000 visitors every summer. Designed as a private garden by a collector and avid gardener, the Reford Gardens were declared a national historic site in 1996 by the historic sites and monuments commission of Canada.

The International Garden Festival, which takes place on a site adjacent to the historical gardens, is a unique forum for innovation and experimentation which consists in the presentation of temporary gardens created by Quebec, Canadian and international designers. The Festival has become an exceptional showcase and launching pad for the participating designers from a host of disciplines. This artistic and tourism event also gives visitors a chance to discover inspiring spaces bringing together the visual arts, architecture, design, landscape and nature.

The International Garden Festival is managed by a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is the advancement of research and innovation in the art of gardens.

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