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International Garden Festival |
Hortillonnages Amiens 2023
Visit of the exhibition by boat

Boarding pontoon
35 rue Roger Allou – 80450 Camon

In CAMON, rent a boat for 2h30 and sail to the different plots invested around the pond of Clermont.

The rental price of a boat is based on the number of people, from 1 to 6 max. including child(ren) under 3 years old
* 20€ / 1-2 people. * 27€ / 3-4 people. * 32€ / 5-6 people. * free -3 years old
+ ASCO fee per person: €1 / 11 years and + * €0.50 / 3-10 years
>>> Only by online reservation
To read the terms and conditions of sale, click here
For security reasons, animals are not allowed in the boats. Strollers must be dropped off at reception.

We invite visitors to continue to respect barrier gestures in order to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
If you want more details, we invite you to consult the evolution of the reception instructions and the health rules in force on the government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

For any request for information, you can send an email to communication@artetjardins-hdf.com
or call +33 6 78 53 55 92

Looking forward to welcoming you soon!

The team of Art & Jardins | Hauts-de-France

Calls for proposals


As part of the preparation of the 2024 Olympic Games, the city of Amiens will welcome Japanese delegations in its municipal sports equipment. Art & jardins | Hauts-de-France and Amiens métropole wished to honor their presence by offering the public a Japanese garden within the International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens which will take place from May 24 to October 13, 2024.
Japanese landscapers or architects are therefore invited to apply to this call for bids for the creation of a garden in Hortillonnages d’Amiens.
The commune of Amiens is located in the Somme, in the Hauts-de-France region.


Application deadline: 13 January 2024

The selected candidate agrees to:

  • January 22 to January 30, 2024: to visit the site with members of the organization team.
    Accommodation, travel and food will be covered by the organizers for one person.
  • February 22, 2024: to present their project by videoconference-
  • from 11 March to 10 April 2024: to participate in a creative residency to realize the project in Amiens.
    Accommodation and travel expenses are the responsibility of the organizer for two people. Food is included in production costs
  • June 29 and 30, 2024: Be present to participate in the official opening of the Festival.
    Accommodation, travel expenses and food will be covered by the organizer for two people.

Appel à projet Festival international de jardins — Hortillonnages Amiens

The International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens offers landscape creations and works of art accessible to the public, on foot or by boat, on islets of the Hortillonnages in Amiens and along the Somme river. Spread over this exceptional site, these creations pose a quirky or poetic view, sometimes funny or critical but always unexpected, a view on this complex environment, on its history, on its future and on the link between nature and culture.

Application deadline: the 22th November 2023 (11:59 pm – French time)


Selected applicants agree to :

  • from 14th December to 16th December 2023 in Amiens: visit the site where they will be working. The accommodation costs will be paid for by the organisers.
  • on the 3rd and 4th February 2024 in Amiens : to take part in a mandatory seminar on the site. During this weekend, the selected applicants will present their projects to other selected artists and members of the Artistic Committee. The accommodation costs will be paid for by the organisers. During these two days, Artists will then have to specify their project (ground plan; provisional schedule and budget).
  • between 4th March and 15th May 2024 : to take part in a creative residence to carry out their project in Amiens. Accommodation costs will be paid for by the organiser. Travel costs and food are included in the production costs.
  • on the 29th and the 30th June 2024 in Amiens : be present to take part in the Festival’s vernissage. Accommodation costs will be covered by the organiser.