Lausanne Jardins

Highlighting Lausanne's gardens

May 20, 2019

From 15 June to 12 October, the sixth edition of Lausanne Jardins will amaze visitors with about thirty short-lived installations featuring plants and flowers.

During summer, the Vaud capital will mount a superb display of greenery, as it does every 5 years. This time, Lausanne Jardins will explore the topic of open ground. Poetry and education are combined in the 31 concepts selected from over 130 submissions by international landscapers, designers, architects, planners and artists. These installations are primarily green spaces for living: they invite passers-by to linger, prompting them to look at the city with new eyes – to ponder the importance of preserving the few urban areas that have never been paved, and have thus remained in contact with the earth beneath them.

The works can be explored by following an east-west route across the capital. As they stroll, visitors can explore the bowels of the earth, find themselves reduced to the size of an ant, play at being earthworms as they slither down a slide, or see how a water jet can interrupt traffic. A program of walks, readings, workshops and lectures will be unveiled this spring.

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