What interests me in these
gardens is their design and imaginative daring, along with their thoughtful
and often playful deconstruction of the garden into its constituent parts. As a
writer, I am also intrigued by the power of the language used to describe them. Among the most provocative –
perhaps especially for a writer -- is the Jardin de la connaissance, a “secret
and strange library” of walls, benches and floors made up of used books exposed
to wind and weather – and varieties of mushrooms cultivated within some of the
Here is a world première view of Louise Tanguay's new photograph of the controversial Jardin de la connaissance.