The Official Panel of Judges
© Eric Guillemain
The official panel of judges, chaired by Audrey Fleurot, the Patron of the competition, which will award the €10,000 prize, as well as the winner of the "GREEN Deal" prize.
It is made up of the Chair of the Department of the Alpes-Maritimes, elected representatives and the following members:
Representatives of the Landscape and Gardens Sector
Jean-Philippe TEYSSIER is a landscape gardener who graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles and Edinburgh College of Art. He is also a presenter and co-writer of the programme "Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs" on Arte. At the same time, he continues to design private gardens and take part in landscape studies, for the Georges Delaselle garden on the island of Batz in Brittany, for example.
Pierre DAVID is an architect, a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture, Paris Malaquais. He also teaches regularly at the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage in Versailles. He was a finalist in the international competition for the Memorial of the World Trade Center in 2003. He continues his projects today in the Latéral Agency collective.
Representatives of the Horticultural Sector
Fabrice BIANCHI is director of perfume plant growing in Pégomas, at the the MUL family's "Le Petit Campedieu," who have been farming there for five generations. This family group specialises in processing plants into extracts for the flavours, cosmetics and perfumes industry.
Matthias MEILLAND is part of the sixth generation at "Roses Meilland" and is the grandson of Francis Meilland, who created several roses which have become iconic the world over. From an early age he had an understanding of the importance of roses in the family business. It was Matthias who named the "Marina Picasso" rose for the second edition of the Côte d'Azur Garden Festival.
Representatives of the Theme "Artists’ Gardens"
Gianne DE GENEVRAYE is an American painter who divides her time between the Var and California. She has been artist in residence in remarkable gardens around the world; she has painted for the cities of Antibes, Menton and Paris, as well as the Rayol estate, the gardens of Ischia, Hambury and Ninfa. Through her paintings, she is committed to the preservation of the planet by painting sustainable plants. She has exhibited in France, the United States, Italy, Japan and Mexico.
Representatives of Biodiversity
Stéphanie LARBOURET trained as an agronomical engineer specialising in regional planning. After working for various associations and local communities, today she is Curator of the Regional Natural Reserve of the Gorges de Daluis, in the Mercantour National Park. As Curator she wishes to raise awareness of the need to respect the environment and create a positive and engaging vision of ecology.
Christiane GARNERO MORENA has a Ph.D. in history of art and teaches in schools of architecture in France and abroad. Furthermore, she carried out missions for UNESCO in Syria and especially in Cambodia. She is a member of the world heritage working group IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), which carries out actions to address the issues of preserving biodiversity in France and throughout the world. She is, moreover, an expert for the National Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and a member of the Scientific Committee of VOLUBILIS.
The panel of professionals
Chair of the Panel: Laurent Bizot, Chair of the Union Nationale des Enterprises du Paysage (UNEP).
Master gardener 2020: Laurent Gras, landscape gardener.
Representative of UNEP: Boris Lesne, Chair of UNEP Méditerranée.
Representative of the Fédération Française du Paysage: Gwénaëlle Charrier, FFP PACA Corse.
Representative of the Société Nationale d’Horticulture de France: Pierre Jourcin, Vice-Chair FNPHP PACA.
Representative of Landscape Education: Laura BOURSEL Campus Vert d’Azur d’Antibes.
- Frédéric Trifilio, Landscape Entrepreneur, Gold Medal in the Victoires du Paysage 2018, individual category.
- Julie Barnier, Director of Green Spaces of Cagnes-sur-Mer.
- James Basson, Landscape Designer, Winner of the FJCA Professional Panel Prize 2017.
Chair of the Panel: Sylvie Ligny, Chair of AJJH (Association des Journalistes de Jardin et d’Horticulture).
Journalists from the General French Press:
- Matthias Galante Reuters, Aujourd’hui en France & Le Parisien.
- Nathalie Ricci, Nice-Matin (Magazine, Decoration, Tourism).
Journalists from the Specialist Garden Press:
- Sabine Alaguillaume, Mon Jardin, Ma Maison.
- Catherine Delvaux, Détente Jardin.
- Christian Ledeux, L’Ami des Jardins.
- Bénédicte Boudassou, En vert et avec vous.
Journalists from the Tourism Press: Aliette De Crozet, France.fr / Pigiste Voyage.
Representatives of the International Press: Guy Hibbert, France Media Group (UK)