City of Athens to use art to woo visitors to National Garden

The City of Athens has announced a program aimed at attracting more visits to the National Garden in the city center by using modern artwork.

According to the scheme, which is called “Discovering the National Garden,” artwork will be exhibited at eight different points in the park for two months at a time for the next two years.

The study for the project has been carried out by French architect Louis Benech and the local firm of architects doxiadis+.

The program will result in the planting of 24 trees and more than 7,000 plants.

“We want people, especially youngsters and children, to return to the National Garden,” said Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

The first exhibition of modern artwork is due to be unveiled in May 2014.

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