Radicepura announces an International Call for Ideas in order to select designers with the purpose to build temporary themed garden installations.
Second edition of Radicepura Garden festival
One of the most important archetype related to the garden came from the poet Homer who described the
enclosed garden within the Alcinoo’s Palace, where Pear trees, Pomegranate trees, apple trees, the sweetest
figs and thriving olive trees grew. The garden charm was bonded to utilitarian plants, especially fruit-bearing
plants and vegetables, and on the fact that the production never stopped: “on the pear tree, the pear ages; on
the apple tree, the apple ages; on the bunch, the bunch ages and on the fig tree, the fig ages.” European travellers
during their Grand Tour Trip around the Mediterranean countries re-discovered, through the fertile lands
and on the productive trees (citrus trees most of all) even in wintertime, the immanent garden well depicted by
Homer. The theme of useful, productive gardens is still widely present today: a green space which yields fruits,
flowers, biodiversity, scents, emotions, oxygen, relax, fun, restoring energy, is an evergreen archetype. For this
reason, the proposed theme for the 2019 Garden Festival edition is the Productive garden which conbines in an
original way, for the man of the third millennium, the ancestral need for utility with the new aesthetic needs of
the contemporary society.