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International Garden Festival 
Hortillonnages Amiens
July 14 – October 18, 2020

As part of the COVID-19 prevention system, the entire team of Art & jardins | Hauts-de-France is mobilized to accompany you in your discovery journey of the Festival with all the necessary sanitary measures : hydroalcoholic gel kiosks are at your disposal; wearing a mask is compulsory; for your safety, we ask you to respect the direction of visit, and to listen attentively to the rules of use of the boats before boarding; animals are not allowed. After each trip, life vests, boats, oars and engines are disinfected; all group visits are suspended until further notice. We wish you a pleasant artistic and cultural walk with complete peace of mind.
Gilbert Filling
Director of Art & jardins | Hauts-de-France

Île aux Fagots – Amiens
Free and open access in wandering
From the Beauvillé Bridge in Amiens, join the towpath and enter by n°43 on Île aux Fagots to discover a first space presenting a dozen artistic and landscape creations; on leaving, extend your visit to Robinson Island along the Somme.
> July 14 – August 31 • Tuesady to Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
> September 1st – October 18 • Wednesday to Sunday, 1:30 to 7 p.m.

Port à Fumier – Camon
Paying access with rental of an electric boat
Rent an electric boat from Camon at the Port à Fumier, 35 rue Roger Allou (at the parking level), and navigate for 2 and a half hours from one plot to another to explore the gardens and appreciate the facilities around the Clermont pond.
> July 14 – August 31 • Tuesday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
> September 1st – October 18 • Wednesday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The ONLINE TICKET is open !
Book your discovery trail, date, time and number of people in the module below. 
Looking forward to welcoming you soon

The rental price of an electric boat is available according to the number of people, from 1 to 6 max.
> 19€ / 1-2 pers. • 24€ / 3-4 pers. • 29€ / 5-6 pers. • free – 3 years
plus the ASCO fee for the protection & preservation of Hortillonnages
> 1€ / 11 and over • 0.50€ / 3-10 years

L’île Perdu(e) > Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren, Xavier Dumont, 2011

L’île Perdu(e) > Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren, Xavier Dumont, 2011
Monday April 16th, 2018 Marine Bigot
  • Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren, Xavier Dumont © droits réservés art & jardins | Hauts-de-France
  • Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren, Xavier Dumont © G. Clariana
  • Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren, Xavier Dumont © G. Clariana
  • Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren, Xavier Dumont © G. Clariana

L’île Perdu(e) > Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren, Xavier Dumont, 2011

In the Hortillonnages, it is common practice to give the plot the name of its owner. An irony of fate, as the owners of this island, who were very difficult to find, were actually called Monsieur et Madame Perdu ! The geographical location of their property, in the centre of the étang de Clermont, makes it an ideal observation point for the changes in the Hortillonnages, which since the 1980s has seen its market garden identity evolve towards the cultivation of little gardens. The île Perdu(e) project supports this metamorphosis : preserving the existing piece of island, the landscape designers chose to restore the banks by interweaving living willows, refashioning the surface of the island of yesteryear. This « stitching » work in several stages helps to register the impact of time. The new bank is planted and is crossed via barges in Corten steel, which direct the view and allow access by boat. Visitors can then explore the island as if itw as an open book, a « pop-up » book of headstones. In the centre of the island, a cabin has been restored as a « souvenir shop ». Here you can find souvenir post cards, to spread the message of the island well beyond its bank : « the landscape, a living monument ».

The artist

Elyse Ragueneau, Astrid Verspieren

Born in 1976 and 1977 respectively, Astrid Verspieren and Elyse Ragueneau are two landscape designers whose careers have followed similar paths : they met at the Paris Ecole Supérieure d’architecture des Jardins, a training which they then completed with urban planning studies at the Ecole d’architecture La Villette. Their closeness grew in the course of many travels – one year backpacking in Asia – which encouraged them to collaborate together as part of the Amiens Hortillonnages festival. Since, new artists collaborate to the project : Xavier Dumont, Stig Evans, Alinah Azadeh and Samuel Rousseau.