Black Garden is an infernal garden inspired by Dante, a descent into the underworld aiming at generating anxiety in the passing visitor, who at his own risk must cross the portal, avoid a beast and face inhospitable vegetation made of black leaves, burnt earth, hooked vine shoots, thorny capsules and vegetable elements normally not used all together in a garden, but which evoke a dreamlike atmosphere for a journey into an unusual beauty.
Design and set up
Davide Cerruto e Walter Coccia. Monza (Mb) . leftygardens.com
Emanuela Missanelli e Daniela Colombara. Abbiategrasso (Mi) . denoristudio.it
Cecco Giardini . Lissone (Mb) – Cecconi Alessandro
Plants nurtured by
Piante Mati . Pistoia (Pt) . piantemati.com
Nephos Swiss Fog . Bellinzona . nephos.ch
Alp . Misinto (Mb) . alpmetalfab.it
Anna Turina . Santa Maria Hoè (Lc)
Events in the space
“Fumo e fiamme“
Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th, October, unannounced time
Enveloped in smoke, Dante’s voice echoes and guides through the “infernal” garden
Saturday, October 5th, at 1.00 p.m
In the forest dark, the professional actor Claudio Migliavacca interprets pieces from Dante’s Inferno
What is the last book you read? And what will be the next one?
“La Confraternita Dei Giardinieri”. The next one: “L’incredibile viaggio delle piante”
Your next trip?
What is the plant that matters most to you?
The one I’ll plant tomorrow
Where would you live?
In a warm place
What is your favourite historical era?
Here and now
Can you describe in short a scene that represents “beauty and elegance” for you?
In the wind, the slow swaying of flowering branches
What is a garden for you?
It is a constantly changing micro-world, an artificial work tending to natural, the desire to satisfy the longing for beauty, the contact with nature, all these things; however it can also become a nightmare, if you can’t handle it …
What is the journey for you?
It is leaving the world behind, getting lost and finding yourself again