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International Garden Festival 
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.

La faille > Élise & Martin Hennebicque, 2018

La faille > Élise & Martin Hennebicque, 2018
Monday April 16th, 2018 Marine Bigot
  • Élise & Martin Hennebicque © Élise & Martin Hennebicque
  • Élise & Martin Hennebicque © droits réservés art & jardins | Hauts-de-France

La faille > Élise & Martin Hennebicque, 2018

The public is lured to the garden by a striking feature. The garden reveals itself as the continuation of the marshes that penetrate the park by a form attributed to the morphology of a moving landscape: the fault. A vegetation fault with numerous tributaries. The garden suggests an image of water flowing down towards the valley. Thus, the penetrant sees various plant associations intertwined according to their topographic position: wetland plants along the river edge gradually changing to plants from drier environments. On the approach to the garden, the visitor is drawn from the main pathway by this footprint of vegetation. The fault follows the path by the marking on the ground where the lawn is transformed by the vegetation which has retaken its place in the interstices. It attracts passers-by and draws them to the nearby viewpoint over open water and reedbeds. With its characteristics linked to the identity of the landscapes, the topography and the characteristic vegetation, the site will serve as an experimental site at the “Maison du Parc” for the learning workshops related to the local flora. Like a test site at the heart of the park, it will raise public awareness of differentiated management.

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  • 2018
  • walking access

The artist

Elise & Martin Hennebicque

Born in 1984 and 1989 respectively, Elise and Martin Hennebicque graduated from the “Ecole de la nature et du paysage de Blois”. Landscape designers based in Conty in the Somme where they strive to create new spaces while preserving the memory of the places that they enhance. After a first landscaping participation, “Terres émergées”, at the festival “Art, villes & paysage - Hortillonnages Amiens” in 2017, they have continued their research on the aesthetics of the land and geomorphology with this second garden.