Eric Lenoir is a landscape designer and nurseryman living in northern Burgundy, France. Paris Horticultural, Landscape Arts & Techniques School Ecole Du Breuil graduated, he progressively focused on wilderness and wetlands, urban ecology, territory resilience. Nevertheless, he kept as a technical and cultural background all that he had first learned about more traditional gardening and landscape design. His approach is far from the conventional ways, with a resolutely
singular point of view. Formerly trained the old way but awared to the most recent techniques, his work is inspired by his travel, meetings, discoveries, his own experiments and by decades of observation of nature, wherever it hides.
He restitutes this knowledge and know-how into aestetic design, the way he uses flora -and fauna-, long-term and environmentaly responsible methods to target the most apropriate solutions in any situation. Since several years, he favors works including an environmental and/or social component, looking towards an ecosystemic conception of gardens and landscapes to limit -or to adapt to- global warming, erosion of biodiversity, pollution and their impacts.
He wrote several books about gardens and landscape design, including Plantes aquatiques et de terrains humides (Aquatic and wetlands plants) Ulmer editions, Petit traité du jardin punk and le grand traité du jardin punk (Little treatise on Punk garden and The big treatise on punk garden) Terre Vivante editions, where he defined the Punk garden concept, that explores methods that demonstrate that the lack of ressources, money, time, skills, may not forbid gardening or landscape design, and offers many ecological and economic issues to repair and beautify the most deteriorated
or abandoned private or public areas.