Starting from the concept of Paradise, the first room wants to give the visitor a large vision of the totality of the Garden, from its sacrality to its historical shapes, from the pleasure to the labor it needs. The space plays with a monochromatic green tone covering the floor and the displays. A media installation, which investigates the idea of Paradise through paintings, photos and visual images, is surrounded by taxonomy of tools, an emblem of the work and a collection of chairs, since ever a symbol of pleasure and comfort in a garden.
The second room explores the strict relationship between the act of gardening and political and social development, such as the global colonial expansion, the idea of Garden City, forms of activism such as Garden Guerrillas, and the ideological idea of lawn. The exhibition design represents an extension of this concept through four cabinets, containing each a different chapter. As cabinets of curiosity, the displays allow a deeper investigation of every chapter to know more about the entire storytelling.
Since ever, garden makers have tried to give different shapes to the garden and make them as an expression of their vision. The third room shows a selection of contemporary architects, designers, and gardeners such as Mien Ruys, Roberto Burle Marx, Piet Oudolf, and many others, that show how gardens can be an essential field of experimentation. Playing with a yellow tone in relation to the green carpet, the exhibition design places individually on the wall all the different visions. In the middle of the room, a cinema allows having a total view of all the works exhibited.
The last room has a look at the future of the gardens and how they become a mirror of what is happening in the world, and an opportunity for experimentation and investigation of different aspects such as climate change, Anthropocene, interspecies relations, and more. The exhibition design wants to set a soft stage as a welcoming to new ideas and researches with a green carpet that covers the totality of the floor. Emerald green displays are placed around the room to emphasize the power of what is exhibited.