Le Voyage à Nantes
Les Tables de Nantes
Les Machines de l’île
Château des ducs de Bretagne
Mémorial de l’abolition de l’esclavage

Passage Bouchaud
Jungle Intérieure
Hanging gardens

Evor arrived in Nantes at the same time he began attending the city’s fine arts school in 1994. Since setting up shop in a building not far from Place du Bouffay, his all-consuming passion for plants has resulted in the creation of a hanging garden in the tiny courtyard of a private passageway: a tiny, natural wonderland which he cares for every day.

“The idea behind this garden is to blend plants of all horizons – continental, exotic, Mediterranean, wild, hybrid, “weeds”, grasses, trees, bushes, creepers… – in a joyful, unrestricted mix. Only the limited available space restricts its expansion. It is a hybrid garden, in the vein of Nantes’ early public parks, where sailors brought the first palm trees and camellias… It is like a miniature botanical garden where the plants – all potted – determine the layout, moving about from one year to the next, gradually reoriented as they grow. 

Created for the 2018 edition of Le Voyage à Nantes, Jungle intérieure continues to blossom and spreads out into the space, extending on to the rooftop terrace.

The most curious visitors can even hoist themselves up a few metres off the ground using a wooden staircase built for the event and discover an unprecedented view of this isle of greenery overlooked by the bell tower of Sainte-Croix church. 

Jungle intérieure is a rare marvel and an urban oasis that is best appreciated in silence!

In partnership with the Municipal Parks services of Nantes.

© Martin Argyroglo / LVAN

Visible from May to October, closed on Sunday
Free access
Passage Bouchaud
44000 Nantes
Tramway Line 1 : Bouffay stop

Staircase, roughly forty steps.

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