The theme for the Carré des Jardiniers 2019 garden contest: The Village Place

La place du village, thème du concours Carré des Jardiniers 2019

For the Carré des Jardiniers garden contest in 2019 reserved for professional gardeners, the topic of the “Village Place” will honor all the public and above all social spaces which, for millennia, connect us to each other and encourage us to remake the world… It is landscape designers who are responsible for crafting these unique majestic, rustic, modern or intimate public and landscape planning! Continue reading…

Discover the 5 Ajap contest award-winning landscape designers!

Ajap 2018, concours paysagiste. Jardin de La Forme et l'Usage.

Do you know the Ajap (Album of Young Architects and Landscape Designers), a French landscape contest which highlights the projects of architects and landscape designers under 35? This year, 5 landscape planning projects were selected by landscape designer Claire Gautier who won the french national landscape design Grand Prix in 2016. Her idea was “to turn the spotlight on the relationship established between a society and its territory”. A know-how to discover here and now! Continue reading…

Using community gardens for insertion: an ideal way to fight exclusion

Jardin d'insertion

Insertion gardens are for people excluded from society or the workplace. They create a space where people can talk to each other, learn something new and even train for finding a job in green space maintenance. Community gardens for insertion are ideal for supporting social actions from which everyone can benefit. Here are some examples of how insertion gardens can be fruitful! Continue reading…

Green walls in landscape planning – a fast-growing trend!

Créer un mur végétal

Greening vertical surfaces is a fast-growing garden trend, opening the way for new opportunities for landscapers. At the Paysalia Innovations Trophies contest in 2017, Terra Ferma’s Mur Jardin (green wall) won a prize for this innovation. To find out more about integrating green walls into landscape planning, we talked to founder engineer Victor Bourkov, responsible for Terra Ferma’s commercial development and Pierre-Yves Jorcin, qualified architect and landscape gardener, in charge of R&D. Continue reading…