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Le jardin éphémère ‑ Nature in the city

Nature in the city

Place Stanislas becomes an oasis of green during Jardin Ephémère – trees, flowers, beds of plants, and original timber creations adorn the paved square as well as deckchairs or benches to rest on.

Every year, the city’s Parks and Gardens department imagines a new design inspired by a theme in the news which it reveals at the start of the summer. Travel, history, heritage, twin towns and science are some of the previous inspirations. At the end of September, after several months of work, the result is revealed for the public’s enjoyment.

Built from a sustainable perspective using recycled materials and plants which will go on to be used in other green spaces, the Jardin Ephémère is also an excellent showcase for nature conservation. It is a fine tribute to Nancy’s botanical traditions that so inspired the artists of the Ecole de Nancy.