Gilles Clément is a gardener, garden designer, botanist, entomologist and writer.
His speech at Parc André Citroën in Paris, opened in 1992, the spectacular exhibition on Le Jardin planétaire which he curated in 1999 at the Grande halle de la Villette and his many writings, made him famous to the general public.
In 2011-2012, he held the annual Artistic creation Chair at the Collège de France, with an inaugural lecture on December 1, 2011 named Jardins, paysage et génie naturel.
Disappointed by the election of Nicolas Sarkozy Gilles Clément decided to cancel all its contracts with the French State and devote themselves to “resistance projects.” A first project, in 2007, was the garden, designed to be durable. It consists of a water garden and a nettle garden with a pond where you can make nettle manure used in organic gardening to strengthen immunity plants, avoid treatments and synthetic pesticides. A second project was a garden in the necropolis of Tuvixeddu in Cagliari, Sardinia.