Out of competition - Antibes Juan-les-Pins

The "jellyfish", a poetic and mysterious garden

Presented by the Vert d’Azur training centre in Antibes

The poetic and mysterious "jellyfish" garden, invites you to discover another Mediterranean, in its depths.

The walk begins as soon as you have crossed the arches placed on the outskirts of the garden, invitation to enter a magical world. The path, called fault, splits space and gives the garden a contemporary dimension considering it as a matter of looking at our relationship to the sea and its ecosystem.

We come towards the heart of the project by a first platform recalling the creeks with a rather dry vegetal palette, then, we dive into the second platform in a rather humid world represented by a graphic vegetal layer, made up of darker and more contrasting colours, recalling the seabed and its Posidonia meadows.

We finally reach an intimate zone and in this third level we immerse ourselves in a universe composed of giant jellyfish that spread their tentacles over our heads, close to us and creating an impressive cocoon. The meeting with the jellyfish, a daring, mysterious and graceful species comes to disrupt our relationship with this animal viewed as a threat since its proliferation with global warming.

This choice to put forward a creature just as confusing as fascinating aims to question our imagination. The "jellyfish" garden is therefore a messenger garden, and by its poetic universe, it leads to a desire for caring for this species and for the Mediterranean Sea.

Realisation team

Garden designed and realised by the Vert d’Azur training centre in Antibes in partnership with l’Union Nationale des entreprises du Paysage (UNEP)

The “pop-up” ephemeral garden was designed by M. Audibert, Miss Demange and M. Milliére (3 students in preparatory class at the Grandes Ecoles du Paysage). The preparation and follow-up of the site were provided by BTS Landscaping and Engineers apprentices and made by Gardener Landscape CAPA apprentices, Bac Pro and BP Landscaping. During all phases, learners were lead by UNEP experts.