2019 edition


Jean Mus

Landscaper and Festival’s spokesman
President of the contest technical selection committee


The Mediterranean Basin has always managed to tame and play with the sons of Eole, these generous, curious and sometimes insolent winds, but who love to carry the perfumes of civilisations that surround the Mediterranean. This Sea from where spring dreams, perfumes of a thousand and one adventures, perfumes of Paradise ... a sea that arouses the desire to know, to be reborn. This desire to discover dates back to the dawn of time, to ancient epics; it is the source of a thousand escapes, dreams of conquest when navigators embark with their crew to another world. It offers an invitation to Gardeners to leave their home port, to run aground on the shores of unknown lands, uncertain destinations where Anything is possible.

This is the aim of the second Côte d'Azur Gardens Festival. It will be, I hope, a festival of seduction in shades of Blue mixed with Gold, carried by the "Winds" of creativity and the enthusiasm of the participants. Leaving, making the trip with the four elements to the discovery of our own sensitivity, to the discovery of a time, our Time. For this event, we can see how much the gardener can and must express himself, become an ambassador for beauty and, through his realisation, make the moment a Present…

What a magnificent opportunity as this one: to offer a permanent event tinged with the colours of well-being, poetry, to sketch an art of living. It is in this sense, with the complicity of generous, talented and somewhat crazy candidates, that we wish to share, this new festival adventure, of the Gardens’ great life…