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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

La Fascinatrice des Hortillonnages > Vergers urbains, 2022

La Fascinatrice des Hortillonnages > Vergers urbains, 2022
Tuesday March 29th, 2022 Marine Bigot
  • Vergers urbains Hortillonnages Amiens © Vergers urbains

Vergers urbains wish to encourage the public to question the human management of natural spaces. Where do we place the limit of human intervention? How can humans adopt a regulatory and accompanying role?
The visitor lands on the island and discovers an environment that is both strange and common. An inhabited space whose presence is enigmatic. An entity, half-monstrous, half-protective, is responsible for the Hortillonnages. She lives there somewhere. Her body spreads over the island like tree roots, sometimes coming out of the ground to guide us to the most mysterious places on the island. Half awake, half asleep, all woven willows, it ensures balance and regulates the life of the Hortillonnages. Its members guide the visit and suggest the accessible areas: an arm accompanies the bank, a foot emerges from the ground and delimits an agricultural plot, traces of human life. Sometimes it is a defense that takes place.
The progressive route makes the visitor circulate in a built space on a reduced scale in order to question him on the place he occupies on the site. The bank is marked by human works such as wooden decking, fascines or other ecological engineering techniques. Little by little, human developments are becoming scarce to enter into a space of dialogue with the living: a space of market gardening and then of native and spontaneous vegetation. At the end, the path disappears to give way to a wooded area where nature dominates.

The artist

Vergers urbains

Pauline Liatard, Axelle Rauturier and Thibault Elman met at the association Vergers urbains, a Parisian association which aims to make the city edible by involving city dwellers in its projects. Their sensitivity as landscapers leads them to be equally interested in design, field practice and animation with the public. The collective appropriation of spaces and their nurturing dimensions are just as important as their artistic perspectives.