Algaegarden has been invited to return to The International Garden Festival in 2011. The garden was selected from nearly 200 projects following the call for proposals for the 12th International Garden Festival. Algaegarden celebrates the beauty and productive potential of algae through a design that underlines its diversity and meaning. The garden leads the visitor to appreciate algae both as an alternative to oil and other energy sources and a source of food and nutrition.
The International Garden Festival is the leading contemporary garden festival in North America. Presented since 2000, the Festival has attracted over 900,000 visitors and has exhibited 110 gardens by 220 designers from fifteen countries. The only event of its kind in Canada, the Festival is a showcase and a springboard for emerging designers in all disciplines. In addition to presenting temporary gardens on site, the Festival also exhibits extra-mural gardens, this year on the Place de la Dauversière in Old Montréal (until October 3).