Eden Gardens is hosting Eden Unearthed, featuring art installations from both established and up and coming artists along the lines of Chaumont sur Loire. Running over a six month period (from September to mid February), Eden Unearthed will be held at the Eden Gardens flagship store in Macquarie Park, Sydney, which includes a function centre, restaurant, retail nursery, florist and established display gardens.
Eden Unearthed is an exhibition of temporal works, responding to the site, philosophies and moods of Eden Gardens. The display gardens are located over nearly 3 acres, include around 25,000 plants, a creek, rose and perennial gardens, a poplar forest and exhibition gardens. The site is bounded by Lane Cove Road, Lane Cove National Park, and the M2 Motorway.
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There are approximately 50 installations, some within trees, others gardens, glasshouses water features, stairs, aerial walkways and so on. The plants are your plinths and the gardens your canvas.
There is also a strong community outreach function of the gardens which was considered within the exhibition.