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Hortillonnages Amiens

The 11th edition of the International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens is closed.
We will have the pleasure to meet you next year for the 12th edition, on the Étang de Clermont à Camon at the Port à Fumier for the course on boat or on the Île aux fagots from the Chemin de halage in Amiens for the course on foot.

Trwy goetir yn ysgafn > Welsh Garden of Peace, 2018

Trwy goetir yn ysgafn > Welsh Garden of Peace, 2018
Friday August 3rd, 2018 Alexandre Lefèvre
  • Dan Bowyer & Andrew Fisher Tomlin © Yann Monel
  • Dan Bowyer & Andrew Fisher Tomlin © Yann Monel
  • Dan Bowyer & Andrew Fisher Tomlin © Dan Bowyer & Andrew Fisher
  • Dan Bowyer & Andrew Fisher Tomlin © Irène de Rosen

Trwy goetir yn ysgafnÀ travers la forêt à la légère > Welsh Garden of Peace, 2018

The garden is designed to inspire through the ribbon of history that connects both the past and the future. It prompts a gentle, thoughtful reflection on those who fought in the Battles of the Somme and how we can prevent this happening again. The Welsh title has been chosen to particularly honour the Welsh soldiers who lost their lives. The main structure is a single seat thirty three metres long that sits gently upon the ground within a quiet part of the woodland at Thiepval. The seat wraps around and engages with existing trees and includes Welsh oak and Portland stone to resonate with the existing memorial. It sits lightly on the ground and planting includes the seeding of species primroses, recently voted as Wales « favourite flower, across the woodland. ».



 

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  • 2018

The artist

Andrew Fischer Tomlin & Dan Bowyer

Andrew Fischer Tomlin was born in 1963 and founded London based Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer in 1991. Dan Bowyer was born in 1981, joined the company in 2004, and became a director in 2010. With a broad portfolio of achievements in Britain and abroad, Bowyer & Fisher Tomlin create private gardens as well as public spaces, often inspired by the personal stories of their clients.