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 –

Garden of the hesperides (Morocco)

Garden of the hesperides (Morocco)
Friday August 3rd, 2018 Alexandre Lefèvre
  • Karin El Achak & Bernard Depoorter, Atelier Kel, Agence BDP concept © Yann Monel
  • Karin El Achak & Bernard Depoorter, Atelier Kel, Agence BDP concept © Yann Monel
  • Karin El Achak & Bernard Depoorter, Atelier Kel, Agence BDP concept © Atelier Kel, Agence BDP concept
  • Craonne _ Maroc _ Inauguration 2018_11_15 © Irène de Rosen

On the edge of the “Chemin des Dames”, a valley devastated by the fighting and bombing of the First World War, this garden pays homage to Moroccan soldiers who died on French soil. Directed by the landscapers Karim El Achak (Morocco) and Bernard Depoorter (Belgium), this little piece of Morocco on French soil is based on one of the legendary gardens of the Maghreb, the fabulous orchard of Hesperides, which according to Greek mythology, is found on the edge of the western world. Here, the rigorous geometric layout of the project, which evokes the art of the Arab-Muslim garden, gently marries the bumpy configuration of Old Craonne. In the centre of the space, a shiny metal basin reflects the surrounding landscape. By tradition, the gardens of the Orient are spaces away from the world and time, where water symbolizes life in the face of the inhospitality of the desert. Set on a mosaic platform with terracotta tiles typical of Morocco – the fountain of this Hesperides garden is where the paths cross, to welcome the walkers of the Chemin des Dames.

Informations & access
  • 2018

The artist

Karim El Achak & Bernard Depoorter

Born in 1962 Karim El Achak lives and works in Marrakech (Morocco). He founded the Kel workshop in 2017, after working for 25 years as an architect. In 2017, he worked on the master plan of Greater Marrakech and since 2018, teaches at the National School of Architects in Marrakech. For this project, he teamed up with landscaper Bernard Depoorter who was born in 1960. After 25 years of experience in landscape and garden architecture, Bernard Depoorter founded his BDP Concept agency in Lyon in 2010 and in Marrackech in 2011.