International Garden Festival Competition

The Seventh Annual International Garden Festival is issuing a call for entries to select designers who will be invited to create temporary gardens for the 2006 Festival. The Jardins de Mtis/Reford Gardens, located on the shores of the St. Lawrence and Mitis rivers in eastern Quebec, attract approximately 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 Board 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. Launched in 2000, the International Garden Festival has presented over 50 gardens by designers from nine countries.

This international competition is open to all landscape architects, architects, artists and designers, and selected designs will receive $5,000 CDN along with a $10,000 CDN construction budget. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2005.

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