A lecture by Gilles Clément
Garden, Landscape, and Horticultural Engineering
Friday April 24, 7.30
Garage Education Center
The gardens of world-famous landscape architect Gilles Clément allow their visitors to experience nature in all its diversity. In his talk at Garage Education Centre, Clément will look into ecological horticulture and treating unkempt areas as treasuries of plant species concealing unique aesthetic forms. “All we need to do is create the necessary conditions and allow nature to do its thing. It will always surprise us, always come up with something, and in most cases, the results will exceed expectations.”
Gilles Clément (b. 1943) is the landscape architect behind Parc André Citroën, the parks of Musée du Quai Branly and of Grande Arche de la Défense in Paris, the Gardens of the Château de Blois and Parc Matisse in Lille, and many other projects. He is Lecturer and Researcher at Versailles National School of Landscape Architecture, and the author of The Moving Garden, The Planetary Garden and Third-Rate Landscapes manifestos.