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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

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or call +33 6 78 53 55 92

Looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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

Le potager embarqué > Florent Morisseau, 2010

Le potager embarqué > Florent Morisseau, 2010
Friday April 6th, 2018 Marine Bigot
  • Florent Morisseau © droits réservés art & jardins | Hauts-de-France
  • Florent Morisseau © Yann Monel
  • Florent Morisseau © Yann Monel
  • Florent Morisseau © Florent Morisseau

Until the landscape designer Florent Morisseau took it on, this plot was no more than a mass of overgrowth, a dense proliferation of rampant, unruly vegetation. It was on this muddle of brambles and willows that the gardener based the construction of his project Potager embarqué : the staging of the gradual transformation of wooded plot into vegetable beds…floating ones ! He gradually intertwined the overgrowth, creating braids of plants, then a framework of squares colonised by a host of different vegetables. As it nears the canals, the on-land maze transfers its labyrinth to the water : by tradition stranded on the bank, the leeks and pumpkin patches are here placed into floating crates. They float on the water until their last stage : the boat. A shimmer of colours and scents, these vegetables grow in a raft and only leave to be made into soup or ratatouille. This concept illustrates the desire to re-associate local production and consumption : in the heart of the Hortillonnages, this marriage is based on mobility. It’s only one step, one canal, from marshland to plate…and even less if it floats !

The artist

Florent Morisseau

Born in 1979, Florent Morisseau describes himself as an engineer-landscape designer and is a graduate of the Ecole nationale supérieure de la nature et du paysage de Blois. In 2012, his « potager embarqué », which had been maintained for four years on this plot, was awarded the first prize in the French National Vegetable Garden Competition, organised by the French Horticultural Society. Recognition for a powerful concept, which reinstates the food-producing vocation of the Hortillonnages.