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Jo Chapman
Take-away Garden, 2011

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The International Festival des Jardins, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France, 2011

A concept garden for the Festival International des Jardins 2011, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-loire, which runs from annually from May toOctober. The team was Jo Chapman, Steve Papps Onebeech Garden Design, Jackie Bennett writer.

The take-away garden or le jardin a emporter is a step towards encouraging responsibility and respect for our environment and the rich bio-diversity of thenatural world. Each cubic metre tonne bag, contains a tree which can support a small eco-system. The bags were delivered to the site in a van, which once there underwent a transformation to become a focal point. The van was parked in an area of natural planting which became denser as the festival progressed. Each of the 18 bags supported one of six different habitats; forest, orchard, maritime, heath, woodland edge, hedgerow or marsh.

Work

Van with cut-out vinyl text and tree.

18 tonne bags hand-stitched and printed.

Planting.

Steel and timber benches.

Logo, hand cut