Temporary garden presented in collaboration with Hydro-Québec for the Métis International Garden Festival. «le bon arbre au bon endroit» (The right tree at the right place) reminds us that planting the right tree in the right place makes good sense. Above, thousands of birds perched on dozens of cables surround the garden. On the ground, the project has evolved over a three year period: 2008-wire reel garden, 2009-hammock garden and 2010-giant picnic table garden.
In their garden Bon arbre au bon endroit, NIPpaysage, a quintet of Montréal landscape architects NIP PAYSAGE have created an electrifying garden. Thousands of birds congregate on lines that help illustrate the many uses of hydro wires in the landscape. And by planting the right tree in the right place, wires and gardens can happily co-habit the same space. This shocking garden is being developed in collaboration with Hydro-Québec, a partner of Les Jardins de Métis since 1999.
“Être aux oiseaux” (Be as birds): French-Canadian expression meaning "being in such a joy that it appears as ecstasy”. The table is an ideal meeting space, a festive place like no other. To exchange bites or speeches, nothing else matters than the diner evolving around the altar of greed. Here, it is an iconic oversized table, crossing a landscape dominated by a large chandelier, which invites us to the feast. Surrounded by wired walls and full of birds, that are fully guests, the installation enhances the earth’s pleasures making them the best paradise of all.