A venue dedicated to the Art of garden in Europe
The Institut Européen des Jardins et Paysages, or European Institute for Gardens and Landscapes, is the result of the partnership between the Foundation for Parks and Gardens of France, the Calvados Council and the Caen University Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (MRSH). Its aim is to become a venue for European encounters and exchange, whilst offering a documentation centre for garden amateurs and specialists as well as the general public. Since its creation, the Institute has received support from the French Ministry for Culture, the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) and the Normandy Regional Council.
The Institute is housed within the Château de Bénouville, which owned by the Calvados Council.
Thanks to its European Inventories project, the IEJP contributes towards the valorisation of park and garden archives, which will be accessible on the site or at a distance, depending on implemented dissemination measures. It will consequently satisfy the need to improve the inventories and the protection of archives belonging to gardeners, landscape designers and associated corporate partners.
Thanks to contributions from the Bibliothèque du Calvados (Calvados public library), the Institute offers a documentary collection including European books and magazines, all available for consultation on site.
Conferences, meetings, exhibitions and other events also contribute towards the Institute’s intellectual and cultural programme.
The Institute is therefore a totally European entity whilst remaining an integral part of the local community.
Support the Institute
The institute is currently calling upon donors to develop new projects and to pursue its action: conferences, organisation of encounters and colloquiums, further development of the European gardens database, exhibitions, occasional events on the theme of gardens, etc.
This fund-raising campaign is also the ideal opportunity to increase awareness on the Institute’s projects: by offering support, you will contribute towards encouraging its development and the promotion of garden art throughout Europe.
To make a donation, please consult the HelloAsso associative platform.