The exhibition "Tree avenues - From war to peace", comprising 15 panels with both english and french text was displayed in a public park in Nancy (France) in 2019. The exhibition is now available for rental. It can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Click on "Rental" below to find out more.
It spans from Italian Renaissance gardens to present-day promotion and plantings of tree avenues.
We move from André Mollet’s “Pleasure Garden” to the famous plane trees along the Canal du Midi, and have a look at the Spanish “alamedas”, Price’s “Essay on the Picturesque” or Napoléon’s decrees, and much more.
WWI and post-war landscapes, the French treelined roads that impressed the soldiers from the British Empire, and the avenues planted to honour them, refer to the international symposium organized in 2018. If this part is of less interest to you, it can be replaced by a single more concise panel.
The last panels show the difficulties to preserve this asset, even when it is sacred, but also the strong support from society: avenues enhance the landscape and offer precious services for both people and the environment.
Richly illustrated (85 images from 18 countries over three continents), the exhibition offers a large amount of information, with a strict hierarchy in the labels. It is of interest both for the broad public, including children, and specialists.
The accompanying documents, in English, will be available as soon as we have enough funds to finish our work
catalogue of the exhibition
teachers' supporting documents
activity sheets for families with children
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The exhibition was created thanks to the support of our donnors :