Garden Futures

Designing with Nature

Gardens are spaces of recreation, of pleasure and production. They are surfaces on which we have been projecting our hopes and longings for centuries — and interfaces between the human and the natural world. Which influences have particularly shaped our ideals of the garden? Whose interests do our gardens reflect? Today, issues of climate change, ecology, food insecurity and social justice pervade our daily reality. Do we need new concepts of the garden and of gardening? If yes, which ones, and who could we learn from?

The upcoming exhibition  »Garden Futures« explores the garden as a site for experimentation and promising futures. The exhibition features historical, but also contemporary and speculative garden concepts. Among them are not only extraordinary gardens, but also the work of artists or landscape architects who conceive of the garden as a place to test concepts of new ecological and social cohesion.

Exhibits range from concept drawings of pioneering landscape architects to immersive contemporary film and media installations, art works, furniture, tools and photographs, as well as specially commissioned works and research.


600 – 1,000 m² / 6,000 – 10,000 sq ft

Viviane Stappmanns

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Illustrated Concept

Exhibition tour
25.03.2023 – 03.10.2023, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
10.11.2023 – 31.03.2024, Design Museum Helsinki and Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
27.04.2024 – 13.10.2024, Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden
November 2024 – March 2025, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 2025 – December 2025, V&A Dundee, Scotland
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