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Hortillonnages International Garden Festival – Amiens 2019

 


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Île était une fois

Île était une fois
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 Marine Bigot

It is a strange ship, washed ashore on the Hortillonnages … Imagined by the collective Green Resistance, the project “Île était une fois” or once upon a time, invites the walker to take a poetic stroll, in the footsteps of a shipwrecked explorer. Held fast on the bank, the adventurer’s boat seems to have turned into a kitchen garden: from the mast to the hull, plants grow and flowers bloom. On the deck, a pergola covered with clematis offers a shaded place where one can sit to stay cool. In front of the bow, the furrows dug by the adventurer, first for survival, then for water and roots, lead to a woven willow hut covered with foliage. At the entrance to the garden, two silkscreen panels tell the story of this Robinson Crusoe, who discovered a chest containing gold, but then realised what treasure really is: light, water, air, and flasks filled with seeds, true riches of our land and the promise of a future garden.

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Green Resistance

 
Since 2014, the collective Green Resistance combines cultural mediators, landscapers, environmentalists and scenographers. Coming from different horizons, the École du Breuil, the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles, the AgroParisTech or the Compagnons du Devoir, they undertake actions that have been conceived in an ethical and responsible way, with an ecological approach. Their projects are aimed at preserving the environment and biodiversity while promoting culture in all its forms.