Pink Punch By Nick Croft And Michaela MacLeod

Architects Nick Croft and Michaela MacLeod have made the “Pink Punch” installation for the 2013 International Garden Festival at the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada.



The installation Pink Punch aims to attract visitors by its striking color, off the beaten path, via the shaped garden rooms, and into the forest. The new garden space makes use of the conventional strategy of tree wrapping (utilized to defend trees from the components) and the colour pink to divide the “wilderness” from the garden, in a non-traditional way.

This pinkscape is made from all-natural rubber pink latex rope wrapped around each tree at a height of 10 inches, then wound until it reaches the ground. At the ground, the rope then continues to wind about the base of the tree to a radial distance of 3 to 4 feet. When a tiny cluster of trees are wrapped to their bases, the rope then envelops them all, making a communal seating area at the base of every single tree.

Architects: Nick Croft and Michaela MacLeod
Photography: Sylvain Legris

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