lausanne jardins 2019


La Renaissance du peuplier

Placette du peuplier

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Over there on the platform opposite Saint-François, rising out of the cracked ground where no one walks, a silhouette utters gently. It is a large poplar, for a long time sad and disillusioned, forgotten by the city and its inhabitants. 

However, thanks to Aurore, Milo Martin’s statue that is lounging a few metres further down in her relaxed classicism, the tree has found new impetus. There is a form of complicity between them, a silent conversation. For her, the poplar would lift mountains. 

For the moment however, it is mainly lifting the concrete that is cracking at its base: its roots spread towards the sky, and a whole garden has rushed into the cracks.


Service des parcs et domaines sur une idée de :
Juliette Bernier, cheffe de projet routes et mobilité (CH)
Rémi Desarzens, chef d’équipe, jardinier (CH)
Barbara Netti, architecte, routes et mobilité (CH)
Jeremy Pamingle, architecte paysagiste (CH)

Partners & Implementation

Service des parcs et domaines

List of Plants and Materials

Belle de Nuit, Mirabilis jalapa
Molène thapsus, Verbrascum thapsus
Origan, Origanum vulgare
Peuplier d’Italie, Populus nigra