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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.

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3 kilomètres à la ronde > Alix Eoche-Duval & Cyril Servettaz, 2021

3 kilomètres à la ronde > Alix Eoche-Duval & Cyril Servettaz, 2021
Monday April 12th, 2021 Marine Bigot
  • Alix Eoche-Duval & Cyril Servettaz © Yann Monel
  • Alix Eoche-Duval & Cyril Servettaz © Yann Monel
  • Alix Eoche-Duval & Cyril Servettaz © Yann Monel
  • Alix Eoche-Duval & Cyril Servettaz © Alix Eoche-Duval & Cyril Servettaz

Bees roam an area of up to 3 kilometres collecting pollen and nectar from the flowers they feed on. The survival and well-being of a bee colony, like many other pollinating insects, depends on the ecological and agricultural diversity of the immediate environment. If we look at 3 kilometres around the Hortillonnages this diversity can be found: a renowned market garden, large cereal crops around Amiens and a few fruit trees scattered here and there in the mosaic of the market gardeners and the allotments.

The approach of the landscapers is to make the garden a repository of the varietal richness present 3 kilometres around their garden. The garden resonates and enters into dialogue with its surroundings thanks to the foraging power of bees. It becomes a privileged place to collect the various pollens and nectars that can be found in the Hortillonnages.

Since time immemorial the quality of pollination by the bees has improved the reproduction of the plants that nourish us. Some become tastier or more fertile others are sweeter or have a higher level and more qualitative oil content. It is therefore a story of co-evolution that is woven into this trio of Man / Bees / Production. It is this relationship of interdependence that is depicted and emphasised in this garden to focus the attention of the public on it.

Three main themes of production are illustrated here, in three lines that echo the garden motif: field crops, fruit trees and market gardening.
The three woven willow hives inserted within these three lines are positioned as guardians and guarantors of these rows, symbols of the food production that nourishes us.
The willow, a common plant in the Hortillonnages, becomes a motif for building and supporting these refuges for life.
The central deck is the symmetrical line separating the inaccessible area occupied by the beehives from the rest of the garden. This central line acts like a point of geometric and mental reflection on this interdependence and complementarity: Bees / Man / Food.

The staging of the garden questions the importance of the agricultural diversity present in the 3 kilometres around, and therefore, questions us about the survival of bees and of our self- sufficiency.

The artist

Alix Eoche Duval et Cyril Servettaz

Alix Eoche-Duval is a graduate of the National School of Architecture and Landscape in Bordeaux. His thesis was «Detroit: Discovering a New Urbanity». This was an immersion in the heart of the communities that are reinventing this city. He bases his approach on interdisciplinarity, enriched by collaboration with landscapers, urban planners and architects. He has specific know-how of design (school groups with the Archi5 studio), consultation (Parc Robespierre in Bagneux), co-design and co-realisation (Workshop «All Over - architecture at the college») - Supervisor («International worksite» for the creation of the La Motte Festival garden) and animator (Shared Gardens with La Sauge). Cyril Servettaz graduated from the National School of Architecture and Landscape in Bordeaux. His taste for travel and new experiences led him to finish his studies in Berlin, where his meeting with landscapers from the workshop le balto and Jan Becker would be very rewarding and formative. Now back in France, he leads an independent activity that combines field practice, design and teaching in landscaping. His approach strives to provide simple and fair answers, that are unique for each site. Plants, living matter bearing multiple meanings - whether already present on the site or not, are always in the spotlight.