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International Garden Festival 
Hortillonnages Amiens
July 14 – October 18, 2020

As part of the COVID-19 prevention system, the entire team of Art & jardins | Hauts-de-France is mobilized to accompany you in your discovery journey of the Festival with all the necessary sanitary measures : hydroalcoholic gel kiosks are at your disposal; wearing a mask is compulsory; for your safety, we ask you to respect the direction of visit, and to listen attentively to the rules of use of the boats before boarding; after each trip, life vests, boats, oars and engines are disinfected; all group visits are suspended until further notice. We wish you a pleasant artistic and cultural walk with complete peace of mind.
Gilbert Filling
Director of Art & jardins | Hauts-de-France

Île aux Fagots – Amiens
Free and open access in wandering
From the Beauvillé Bridge in Amiens, join the towpath and enter by n°43 on Île aux Fagots to discover a first space presenting a dozen artistic and landscape creations; on leaving, extend your visit to Robinson Island along the Somme.
> July 14 – August 31 • Tuesady to Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
> September 1st – October 18 • Wednesday to Sunday, 1:30 to 7 p.m.

Port à Fumier – Camon
Paying access with rental of an electric boat
Rent an electric boat from Camon at the Port à Fumier, 35 rue Roger Allou (at the parking level), and navigate for 2 and a half hours from one plot to another to explore the gardens and appreciate the facilities around the Clermont pond.
> July 14 – August 31 • Tuesday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
> September 1st – October 18 • Wednesday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The ONLINE TICKET is open !
Book your discovery trail, date, time and number of people in the module below. 
Looking forward to welcoming you soon

The rental price of an electric boat is available according to the number of people, from 1 to 6 max.
> 19€ / 1-2 pers. • 24€ / 3-4 pers. • 29€ / 5-6 pers. • free – 3 years
plus the ASCO fee for the protection & preservation of Hortillonnages
> 1€ / 11 and over • 0.50€ / 3-10 years

Chasse aux fleurs > Joost Emmerik, 2019

Chasse aux fleurs > Joost Emmerik, 2019
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 Marine Bigot
  • Joost Emmerik © Yann Monel
  • Joost Emmerik © Yann Monel
  • Joost Emmerik © Yann Monel
  • Joost Emmerik © Joost Emmerik

Chasse aux fleurs > Joost Emmerik, 2019

On this island, the project of Dutchman Joost Emmerik is based on his observation of the Hortillonnages, where the constantly changing landscape has seen its market gardening activity erode over time. Little by little, ornamental trees, plaster statues and borders of colourful flowers have replaced the rows of leeks, cabbages and carrots. Each gardener has created a private paradise, and the cultivated marsh is transformed into an archipelago of pleasure gardens. In the middle of this flowery panorama, hunters hide in their huts covered with branches, and wait patiently for the ducks to pass by. The landscaper has noted that in a paradoxical way, the huts stand out in the middle of colourful gardens, instead of being hidden. The Chasse aux fleurs garden solves this contradiction in a humorous way, with an updated camouflage that can satisfy both gardeners and hunters at the same time. Its planting scheme takes the brown and khaki shapes of the camouflage pattern and reinterprets them with colourful annuals. Finally, a hunting hut, entirely covered with flowers, blends in and is invisible among the shimmering flower beds.

The artist

Joost Emmerik

Born in 1979 in the Netherlands, Joost Emmerik is a garden designer and teacher-researcher. He is a trained architect and urban planner and a graduate of the Technical University Delft. In his search for serene simplicity, he features clear lines, robust materials and luxuriant plantations in his creations, for installations that gain in exuberance over the course of time.