MOSAÏC, a new garden opens! The President of Lille Metropole inaugurated this September a new Mosaïc garden called the "Garden-Treff", inspired by Germanic culture.
Located in Houplin-Ancoisne near Lille, Mosaïc Park is part of the many natural spaces of the Lille metropolitan area. It is composed of 11 gardens, each one dedicated to a different culture.
In the heart of the Parc de la Deûle nestles an extraordinary garden... Welcome to Mosaïc, the garden of cultures! This garden received the National Prize of Landscape in 2006, the Landscape Prize of the Council of Europe in 2009, and renewed its certification as "Notable Garden" the same year.
Located in Houplin-Ancoisne near Lille, Mosaïc Park is part of the many natural spaces of the Lille metropolitan area. It is composed of 11 gardens, each one dedicated to a different culture. From Flanders to Southeast Asia, Mosaïc's gardens tell the story of and celebrate the diversity of the metropolis' inhabitants.
This new garden represents the 11th largest population nationality of Lille Metropole. That embodies not only inhabitants originated from Germany but also from Austria, German-speaking Switzerland, Alsace, Liechtenstein, and German-speaking Belgium.
This project was initiated in 2013 and is the result of various consultations. The numerous services of Lille Metropole worked closely together to ensure the success of this garden. They also collaborated with the Goethe Institute to define precisely what the Germanic culture is and its specificities.
Covering an area of around 3,000 m², the garden combines two different spaces:
- The contemplation garden in which reigns a calm and serenity feeling. It is a peaceful garden when you can find tranquillity and rest.
- The reunion garden is a space for sharing and discussion. It is a convivial and festive garden where people meet.
The Germanic garden could be likened to a second home, a living space where people like to go for the weekend to recharge their batteries and reconnect with nature, themselves and others. Don’t hesitate to visit it if you're passing through Lille!