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The Ephemeral Garden


As part of his work on professional training, transmission and support given to young talent, every year William Christie awards a prize for the creation of an ephemeral garden during the festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie. In summertime the new garden becomes a special place for the audience of the Festival.


The annual prize for the creation of the ephemeral garden is open to young landscape gardeners and horticulturalists. The laureates are chosen by the jury which awards a carte blanche to a young landscape gardener or a horticulturalist of its choice to create an original garden. In summertime the ephemeral garden becomes a special place for the audience of the Festival.

Laureate 2020
Baptiste Pierre (Le jardin des curieux): "Le Clos des Salades"

Laureate 2019
Baptiste Pierre (Le jardin des curieux): "Le Clos des Tomates"

Laureates 2018
Agence A-MAR (Rozenn Duley, Grégory Dubu) 

Laureates 2017
Collectif MaGy (Marguerite Ribstein, Grégory Cazeaux) : « Chœur sauvage »
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Laureates 2016
Atelier Gama (Aurélien Albert, Mélanie Gasté) : « le Radeau musical »
See the photo album

Laureates 2015
Les Arplanteurs (Simon Cathelain, Hermeline Carpentier) : « A l’ombre de la prairie baroque »
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The Ephemeral Garden’s Jury
• William Christie, musical director, founder of Les Arts Florissants
• Paul Agnew, associate musical director
• Marc Barbaud, artist gardener
• Chantal Colleu-Dumont, director of Chaumont-sur-Loire
• Henry-Claude Cousseau, president of Les Jardins de Musique de William Christie en Vendée
• Joe Disponzio, historian of gardens
• Elodie Fonnard, singer and laureate of the Jardin des Voix 2011
• John Hoyland, conselor for the Glyndebourne gardens