The 2020 edition of the International Garden Festival at the Reford Gardens was a discreet event in this very special year, which will remain anchored in our memories, both individually and collectively. Although the five design teams, chosen from among 200 following our international call for applications, were unable to travel to Grand-Métis in June, the Festival team nonetheless built their installations so that visitors of the Reford Gardens could enjoy the “métissages” they had imagined.

Métisages, “cross-breeding”, theme of the 2020 edition, in the context of contemporary gardens can be of practices (landscape architecture, garden design, architecture, visual arts, industrial design, cuisine and other fields of creative expression), plants (native or exotic) and materials (natural and manufactured). This mixity of approaches enriches and excites, creating new opportunities for exploration.