The Gardens at Pillar and Post Inn
By : Seferian Design Group, Haig Seferian OALA, FCSLA, FASLA
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 16th edition
Discipline : Landscape & Territories
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Landscape Architecture - Public Space : Gold Certification
Art. History. Gardens. Wine. Romance. From Giverny, France, to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, the two worlds are brought together by The Gardens inspired by French impressionist artist Claude Monet. The architecture summons you to walk under its arch or over a bridge presenting a sophisticated experience. Walking the Pillar and Post site gives the impression that you are meandering around Monet’s painter’s palette over a century ago. Colour, texture, water, harmony, tone, and composition are cherished as you sense the place and explore the space.
The Gardens at Pillar and Post are a harmonious design infusion of Landscape Architecture and Building Architecture. Water features, ponds, pedestrian bridges and architectural archways are meticulously positioned throughout. Nestled within the Monet’s painter’s palette inspiration the gardens consist of a reception hall and function building that appear as a historical post and beam timber barn clad with reclaimed barn boards and curtain wall glazing. Throughout the garden wedding ceremonial spaces, benches, and recreational activities are gracefully appointed providing individual experiences for those who visit. The flexibility of the design of the Gardens provides both public accessibility and privately usable spaces creating a uniquely blended public and private realm experience. Colour, texture, water, harmony, tone, and composition are cherished as you sense the place and explore the space.