Out of competition 2021 in Antibes Juan-les-Pins

"Joie de vivre" in the pinewood

A garden designed by Philippe Dalmasso, a horticultural engineer and landscape-designer and produced by Avril paysagiste et and the Green Spaces Department of the City of Antibes Juan-les-Pins. The garden was named “Joie de Vivre” as a reference to the work of Matisse, entitled “La Joie de Vivre”.

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THE GARDEN

The garden was named “Joie de Vivre” as a reference to the work of Matisse, entitled “La Joie de Vivre”. A view to the heart of the Pinewood is strangely similar to the landscape presented by the artist.

The City of Antibes wishes, in this context, to attract visitors beyond the Gould Pinewood. Figures will be installed under the pine trees as a reference to Matisse's La Ronde.

Visitors will also be able to contemplate the new arrangement which is intended to be a benchmark in terms of Mediterranean gardening. The style is that of an embellished nature, that is to say that it gives the illusion of a natural landscape by allowing the selected plants to find their place and their balance in this space. In this way the landscape becomes part of its environment, the layout becomes integrated and makes sense of the whole.

A path bordered by fencing winds into the heart of the pinewood, allowing the natural sand it is made from to emerge. It thus creates a real Chemin des Sables [Path of the Sands], as a reference to the name of the street which connects Juan-les-Pins and Antibes.

For botany enthusiasts, the garden is made up of many species which are still lesser known. The layout is intended to be made permanent.

THE TEAM

A garden designed by Philippe Dalmasso, a horticultural engineer and landscape-designer and produced by Avril paysagiste and the Green Spaces Department of the City of Antibes Juan-les-Pins.

 

 

Access to the gardens depends on the sanitary measures in force.