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.