July 19, 2014

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Les Jardins de Métis Welcomes Architect Pierre Thibault and the Members of his Atelier

Grand-Métis, July 19, 2014. As part of the 15th edition of the International Garden Festival and its program of extra-mural gardens, Les Jardins de Métis are welcoming architect Pierre Thibault and the members of his atelier for two installations, Jardins M on the site of the International Garden Festival and Atelier en mouvement, at the mouth of the Mitis River.

Pierre Thibault will be on site at Les Jardins de Métis on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24. Architects, landscape architects, designers and students in any of these disciplines are invited to take part in the creation of these projects. Call us to confirm your interest 418-775-2222, ext 230. The opening of the installations will be held on Thursday, July 24 at 5 pm on the site of the International Garden Festival.

About Pierre Thibault
Pierre Thibault is a long-standing partner of Les Jardins de Métis. He is best-known for his homes, museums and public buildings throughout Québec. He created the Jardin territoire for the 2nd edition of the International Garden Festival (prix d’excellence en architecture from the  Ordre des architectes du Québec en 2003) and the author of the master plan and several installations at the Mitis River Park (winner of an award from Canadian Architect). He was awarded the Rome Prize in 1996 and many awards from Canada and around the world. The Festival presented Jardins M on the Place de la Dauversière in Old Montreal during the summer of 2013. The film-maker Denys Arcand recently featured many of the country homes designed by Pierre Thibault in his new feature film, La règne de la beauté (An Eye for Beauty). See: www.atelier.pthibault.com.

About the Extra-Mural Gardens of the International Garden Festival
The program of extra-mural gardens is intended to transform public spaces by installations created by designers of the International Garden Festival. In 2014, the Festival is presenting extra-mural gardens in London, England, (Tiny Taxonomy by Rosetta Elkin), Montreal (Itinerant Pods by North Design Office) and Toronto (Sacré potager by Atelier Barda). Two extra-mural gardens are exhibited near to Les Jardins de Métis at the roundabout in Mont-Joli (La Balançoire by Cédule 40) and in Sainte-Flavie (Souvent me souviens by Deborah Nagan). Photographies by Joan Sullivan from Saint-Valérien were recently added to complete this garden.

Les Jardins de Métis are open every day until Sunday, September 28, 2014. To obtain additional information, consult www.refordgardens.com.

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Source :      Alexander Reford
Director, Jardins de Métis and the International Garden Festival
Telephone : 418 775-2222, ext. 222



Avec la participation de :
Conseil des Arts du Canada
Patrimoine canadien
Développement économique Canada

Avec la participation de :
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Ministère du Tourisme




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