International Garden Festival | Reford Gardens



22st Edition of the International Garden Festival
Presented from June 26 to October 3th, 2021

The International Garden Festival is the biggest contemporary garden festival in North America. Each year, we receive over 200 project proposals from more than 40 countries. In 2020, 60,000 people visited the International Garden Festival and got to safely enjoy the 25 installations!

The theme for the 2021 edition is Magic Lies Outside. (La magie est dehors). This year’s festival strives to bring us hope, to inspire creativity, and to brighten up the world as we struggle to make it through the global pandemic and get back on our feet after many difficult months of lockdown. The five projects selected this year will be integrated around the existing gardens to create an open-air museum for visitors to explore.

Since the first edition of the festival 21 years ago, over one million visitors have enjoyed, explored and been moved and inspired by almost 200 exciting and innovative installations. The International Garden Festival is a blank canvas for architects and landscape architects to develop new ways of perceiving and designing public spaces.