The Gardens (former Chill Out Gardens)
Enter the sublime world of nature, interactivity, fun and chilled-groovin' sounds
A visionary take on the idea of a philosophical garden, designed to facilitate a serene state of mind. Or, in 21st century terminology, to be chilled-out.
Being chilled-out is tremendously powerful. To begin with, it's virtually synonymous with bliss. Which feels great.
But there's more to it: being chilled-out is at the core of considerate action – something we desperately need in the increasingly heated situation of this planet.
For 2022 we renamed the Chill Out Gardens concept for The Gardens. This is Boomland's space where in 2010 we started a work to regenerate gardens, which more than a decade later have changed the landscape and ecosystem for the better. Thus, we pay homage to nature, inviting you to enjoy it with love and affection: enjoy the small corners; be amazed by the pop up shows; meditate with the plants; in a word: reconnect.
Nature’s tranquility is sculptured into an intricate mandala of gardens. Some just spread their harmonic vibes; others have an eco-educational message.
Chill Out music in all its forms provides the slo-mo soundtrack, both synthesised and hand-made. The surrounding hubs enhance this experience through workshops and therapies.
There's a fine line between chilling and sleeping. If you plan to cross that line - as in going to sleep - please consider checking in at the Chill Out hotel. It's a cosy place in the periphery of this area dedicated to the dreamers.
The program is continuously updated as we journey closer towards the festival dates.
(Selfie sticks, mobile phones and national flags are not transcendental or psychedelic at all. Just the opposite. They represent the dark side of the Anthropocene, as they disrupt the flow of Here & Now and interfere with the state of Oneness.)