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Flower Power: Caisse des Dépôts sponsorship supports the 26th International Garden Festival

Caisse des Dépôts sponsorship supports the 26th International Garden Festival called Flower Power / Le Pouvoir des fleurs held from 20 April till 5 November at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (Loire-et-Cher) and presents the works of a new generation landscape gardeners.

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For its 26th year, the Festival has invited designers from around the world to come up with remarkable projects on the theme of ‘Flower Power’. The international contest which preceded the exhibition identified 25 exceptional projects. Unusual plants, botanical oddities and unexpected presentations were the defining factor of the 2017 Festival.


Since 1992, the International Garden Festival has been a breeding ground for contemporary design in the field of gardening and landscaping. As a source of ideas and talent, it has given new life to gardening as an art form and presents new methods of planting flowers, materials, ideas and innovative approaches. The Festival has come to be a vital meeting place at which the works of a new generation of landscapers are presented, in the same spirit as the Caisse des Dépôts sponsorship programme that promotes young architectural and landscape designers. This is based on two focus areas:

  • support for research;
  • a support mechanism for innovative circular economy projects relating to architecture and the landscape, and raising the general public’s awareness of architecture and the landscape.




Acquired by the Centre Region in 2007, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire has become an unmissable destination in the field of art and gardens. The three elements of the region’s identity – heritage, arts and landscape – make it a unique place on the trail of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley.


Images taken from the website of the Festival international des jardins © All rights reserved








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