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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
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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

The Garden of the Three Columns – Vincent Dumay & Baptiste Wullschleger

The Garden of the Three Columns – Vincent Dumay & Baptiste Wullschleger
Monday April 24th, 2023 Nahil-Sarah Wehbé

The Garden of Three Columns combines a fragment of raw earth architecture and freely evolving vegetation on a small island in the Clermont pond. Raw earth construction is little known, but it is a serious alternative to industrial building materials that are responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions. Earth is a geo-sourced, abundant, and inexpensive material, and its use does not create waste upon destruction, as it returns to the earth.

The columns are constructed using the traditional rammed earth technique, which involves compacting slightly damp earth in successive layers in a wooden formwork to form mostly massive and straight walls. The three columns explore the plastic potential of earth by using a tubular formwork that allows for this fasciculated shape, whose surface plays with light and shadow.

The implementation of rammed earth evokes the work of humans in the hortillonnages: islands consolidated by wooden sheet piles that hold the sediment deposited regularly by the hortillons. Around the columns, the planted masses form an evanescent setting that contrasts with the rest of the plot offered to natural dynamics. The hortillonnages have exceptional biological richness that the free evolution of the environment allows to discover. This spontaneous vegetation promises surprises to those who take the time to observe it.

Without a roof, the columns appear to be vestiges of a larger, vanished whole. If the poetry of ruins speaks to us of the marks of time and fragile existence, it finds a living resonance in the echoes of the garden.

The artist

(Français) Vincent Dumay & Baptiste Wullschleger

(Français) Diplômé de l’école d’architecture Paris-Est, Vincent Dumay vit à Stockholm, et travaille en Suède et en France. Il expérimente les potentiels expressifs de la construction en terre crue. Il a travaillé comme maçon en terre crue chez Martin Rauch en Autriche, et a récemment approfondi ses recherches au sein de l’institut suédois de Rome. Architecte et paysagiste, Baptiste Wullschleger vit en Normandie. Fondateur de « Les Oiseaux Architectures » (LOA), naturaliste passionné et photographe animalier, il se sert de ces observations pour orienter ses projets vers des cohabitations heureuses avec le non humain libre et sauvage.