Vintage Hotels and landscape architects Seferian Design Group have received a prestigious 2022 DNA Paris Design Award for the landscape of The Gardens at Pillar and Post.
The DNA Paris Design Awards celebrate fresh and creative designs from all around the world in architecture, interior design, landscapes, products, and graphic design.
“We are honoured for The Gardens at Pillar and Post to be recognized on an international scale for landscape design,” says Paul MacIntyre, vice-president of operations with Lais Hotels Properties. “Seferian Design Group took our vision of a garden space like that of Claude Monet’s in Giverny, France and not only achieved that but carved out something unique to the landscape of Ontario and to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We are proud to be able to welcome our guests and the local community to enjoy this beautiful greenspace year-round.”
The John Street gardens opened to the public in the summer of 2020, “bringing the worlds of Giverny, France and NOTL together across six acres of greenspace,” a Vintage Hotels news release says.
The design of the gardens includes “a replica of Monet’s classic lily pond, its iconic Japanese green bridge and a stunning main promenade lined with the classic Monet rose archways,” and features a number of event spaces, including three wedding ceremony sites, the rustic Barn reception venue, the OutPost café, and in winter, a skating rink.
The gardens are open to the public daily, starting at 9 a.m. The OutPost is open Sunday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.