Launch of the landscape design competition


The Alpes-Maritimes Department has preserved a natural heritage of exceptional richness and diversity with 83 gardens open to the public including 14 labeled « Remarkable Garden ». To highlight this sumptuous heritage, the Department of the Alpes-Maritimes has been organizing since 2017 a biennial event dedicated to the gardens, the « Côte d’Azur Gardens Festival», whose 4th edition will be held: From Saturday 25th March 2021 to Monday 1st May 2023

The competition is managed by the Tourism Section, in partnership with the municipalities hosting the creations and aims to reward the winning landscape creation elected by the members of the jury. For the 2023 edition, the creations of national and international teams will be spread over five municipalities of the department and the Principality of Monaco.

Each municipality will host 2 or 3 ephemeral gardens, free to the public during the day, all along the festival, from March 25 to May 1st, 2023.

The gardens presented will feature a studied layout and precise finishes to delight visitors and should consider the challenges of sustainable development.


The creations of national and international teams will be selected in the autumn of 2022 by a Technical Committee a technical committee chaired by Jean Mus, who is also the Festival’s spokesperson .

The creations will be appreciated in 2023 by 3 jury groups and 7 prizes will be awarded.


4 prizes:

The jury prize awarded by the Festival Jury made up of elected officials, personalities, and representatives of gardens.

The GREEN Deal prize for the most eco-responsible garden, awarded by the festival jury.

The press prize will be presented by a jury p of journalists from the specialized press gardens of France but also Europe.

The Landscape Professionals’ prize, presented by UNEP (National Union of Landscape Enterprises), distinguishes the achievement that best meets the criteria of this award.


3 Favourite:

A “Coup de Coeur” prize will be awarded by each of the 3 juries.


The 2023 Côte d’Azur Garden Festival will also offer several pop-up gardens related to the festival theme and numerous activities, conferences, guided tours, creative workshops…

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