Architects Nick Croft and Michaela MacLeod have designed 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, through the shaped garden rooms, and into the forest. The new garden room uses the traditional technique of tree wrapping (used to protect trees from the elements) and the color pink to divide the “wilderness” from the garden, in a non-traditional way.
This pinkscape is made from 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 around the base of the tree to a radial distance of 3 to 4 feet. When a small cluster of trees are wrapped to their bases, the rope then envelops them all, creating a communal seating area at the base of each tree.