Scènes de Jardin, Lyon

Showcasing Bradstone in Lyon, France

Paul Hervey-Brookes was invited as a guest of honor to the premier opening of a prestigious new gardening show in France to create a main show garden feature.

This new event, hosted on the outskirts of beautiful Lyon in the grounds of Domaine de Lacroix-Laval is built on the highly successful show, Scènes de Jardin which traditionally takes place in Paris.

Concept and design

Paul created a large show garden, 10x10m, designed as a series of ‘floating’ terraces overlooking a large pool of reflective, still water and billowing herbaceous meadow beds.

Paul decided to use a walling product, Piquet Chiste from Bradstone International's lisencee, Fabemi, in an innovative fashion by turning the blocks onto their ends and in doing so created a strong, yet fragmented border solution which also served as a sculptural backdrop for lush, naturalistic planting.

Paul was very keen on exploring the relationship between the spaces and voids created by using the Piquet in such a structural way and combining this idea with the use of uncompromising concrete form set in an ethereal meadow like planting scheme to create one space which was both harmonious and comfortable.

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