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11a Rue Maurice Burrus
68160 Sainte Croix aux Mines
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Following a lecture given by architect Marcel Kalberer at the first “Festival de la Soupe au Jardin” in 2006, the association “Un Jardin Passionnément” initiated the project of a living willow structure, inspired by the work of M.Kalberer and his team Sanfte Strukturen. This structure recreates the shape of the physalis (also called cape gooseberry), a plant whose papery covering resembles paper lanterns. Thousands of willow branches were used for the construction of Physalis, forming a natural theatre with a diameter of 24m peaking at 8m. The construction required 250 volunteers who worked under the guidance of Marcel Kalberer for 3 weeks in april 2013. This project was a real human adventure managed by the association “Un Jardin Passionnément.”

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Package visits offered: Free visit, Guided tour for groups with reservation

Leisure facilities for children: Playground, Slide

Length of visit/event: 1h

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11a Rue Maurice Burrus
68160 Sainte Croix aux Mines

Tél : 03 89 58 83 45
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Location: Garden side, In the town/village centre

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 20 km de Sélestat

Accessibility: By train, By bike, By car all year round

from the 01/01/2019 to the 31/12/2019

Opening hours: 8am-8pm

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from the 01/01/2019 to the 31/12/2019