Online booking

Online booking

the 11th edition is in preparation ! If you want to preview the 10 new projects, attend the presentation wich will be given by each of the selected artists, landscapers and plastic artists, on SATURDAY MARCH 7TH, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet, Amiens, in attendance of the Artistic Committee.

We are looking forward to meeting you from FRIDAY JUNE 5TH for the OPENING of the 2020 Edition Festival.

Mark the date of the OFFICIAL OPENING that will take place on SATURDAY JUNE 27 in your calendars.

International Garden Festival
Hortillonnages Amiens
June 5th – October 18, 2020

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.
> June 5th – 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.
> June 5th – August 31 • Tuesday to Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
> September 1st – October 18 • Wednesday to Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

the ONLINE TICKET will be available from April 20.
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

For GROUP bookings, you can contact Marine Bigot, mediation & relationship manager : +33 (0)6 37 25 74 70 –

See you soon !

Art & jardins | Hauts-de-France Team
+33 (0)3 22 52 52 96 –

The garden of the third train (France-Germany)

The garden of the third train (France-Germany)
Friday August 3rd, 2018 Alexandre Lefèvre
  • Marc Blume, Gilles Brusset, Francesca Liggieri © Yann Monel
  • Marc Blume, Gilles Brusset, Francesca Liggieri © Yann Monel
  • Marc Blume, Gilles Brusset, Francesca Liggieri © Marc Blume, Gilles Brusset, Francesca Liggieri
  • Marc Blume, Gilles Brusset, Francesca Liggieri © Irène de Rosen

In the Compiègne forest, the Armistice Glade is an important site of the First World War. On the 11thNovember 1918 the armistice was signed in a railway carriage, which has since become world famous. The Garden of the Third Train was designed by landscape gardener Marc Blume, artist Gilles Brusset and architect Francesca Liggieri. This Franco-German team has landscaped the pathway that leads from the car park to the clearing, making it a memorable access to the site. Beneath the undergrowth, the three designers have made a symbolic  representation of the trench layout of the Great War like the filaments of the mycelian network which can be found on the forest floor. In a similar way the paths of the garden progress in a sinuous form under the foliage, separating the cultivated areas in which the wooded parts are highlighted. This network of paths is an invitation to discover the undergrowth. There is also a long low bench, which encourages contemplation; it has dozens of mirrors attached to it and its horizontal crosses the shaded place,  this reflects the sky and the foliage in the image of a third train, the train of peace.


The artist

Marc Blume, Gilles Brusset & Francesca Liggieri

The German landscape architect Marc Blume was born in 1976 in Leonberg (Germany), the French artist Gilles Brusset was born in Paris in 1975 and the Italian architect Francesca Liggieri was born in 1979 in Rome (Italy). They live and work very close to each other in the Belleville district of Paris. They have been designing and producing artistic and landscape projects together for several years in France and abroad.