A garden designed and produced by the Parks and Gardens Department of the City of Menton. This creation is an invitation to explore the world of Emily Dickinson, American poet.
This creation is an invitation to explore the world of Emily Dickinson, American poet, visionary of the 19th century, a devotee of books, botany and orchards, who chose to withdraw to her bedroom for a great part of her life.
Between those four walls, overlooking the garden, she constructed an impossible bridge between reality and imagination.
This is the experience on offer to visitors, entering this partially destroyed bedroom, immersing themselves fully in a world oscillating between destruction and reconstruction, where echoes and references to the books of two contemporary poets meet, Flora Bonfanti's "Lieux Exemplaires" [Exemplary Places] and Raluca Maria Hanea's "Retirements" [Withdrawals], in the form of bridges under this "foreign sky."
A garden designed and produced by the Parks and Gardens Department of the City of Menton.