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International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens

To all visitors, 
We thank you for coming in large numbers to discover the creations of the 12th edition of the International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens.
Currently closed, the Festival will reopen its doors from Thursday May 26 to Sunday October 16, 2022.

For any request, we invite you to send us an email at communication@artetjardins-hdf.com 

We look forward to welcoming you on the next edition !

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

Work in progress > Portuguese Garden of Peace, 2021 – 2022

Work in progress > Portuguese Garden of Peace, 2021 – 2022
Friday January 7th, 2022 Marine Bigot
  • KWY.Studio & Baldios : Ricardo Gomes et Samuel Alcobia © KWY.Studio & Baldios : Ricardo Gomes et Samuel Alcobia
  • KWY.Studio & Baldios : Ricardo Gomes et Samuel Alcobia © KWY.Studio & Baldios : Ricardo Gomes et Samuel Alcobia

Work in progress > Portuguese Garden of Peace, 2021 – 2022

Engaged in 1916 alongside the Alliés, the Portuguese soldiers fought on the Flanders front between Laventie and Festubert. Located near the Portuguese cemetery of Richebourg-l’Avoué, the Portuguese Garden of Peace pays tribute to combatants and invites peace through sharing and being together. To arrive at the garden, integrated into a set of glades in the Nouveau Bois de Richebourg, the visitor takes a path bordered by a dense forest that leads him through open and closed spaces, alternating between light and shade, hot and cold, immersing the walker in a unique atmosphere. At the end of the path, the visitor enters a clearing surrounded by elm trees, creating a line between sky and earth, and he finds himself facing a large sculpted table which encircles a particular ecology. In the center of this table, vegetation of still water has been planted: broad-leaved cattails, water clovers, common lysimaques, marsh irises and marigolds. The circular and infinite table surrounds the garden and delimits it. It is both an obstacle that protects this ecosystem and a point of view from which to observe it. It is also the symbol of celebration, sharing and being together. Before being a contemplative space, the Portuguese Garden of Peace was designed by landscapers as a meeting place. Visitors can sit and gaze at the indoor or outdoor garden, alone or with others, in silence or chatting. The table represents for landscapers the space where walkers become family and where families gathered. It is for them a place of memory, where each meeting recalls the previous ones and where memories and wishes are shared.

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Projet en cours

  • 2021 - 2022

The artist

KWY.Studio & Baldios : Ricardo Gomes and Samuel Alcobia

Ricardo Gomes was born in 1978 in Coimbra, Portugal. He has been the founding partner of KWY.studio since May 2009. This multidisciplinary platform studies the nature of collaboration within the framework of specific projects. In 2017, KWY, for example, co-sponsored the public art circuit of Walk & Talk, in the Azores, and collaborated with the Danish collective SUPERFLEX in "One Two Three Swing!" at the Tate Modern Hyundai Commission in London. In 2020, they designed the reception center for the "Desert X AIUIa" exhibition in Saudi Arabia. Samuel Alcobia was born in 1975 in Almada, Portugal. Graduated in visual and intermedia arts, Universidade de Évora, he has developed a work in the field of visual arts and illustration. He has been an associate of Baldios since 2016. This collective is dedicated to the production of landscape in the form of design or research, in a logic of multidisciplinary collaboration recognizing the temporal and cultural ballast of a territory. In 2021, BALDIOS will be the curator of OpenHouse 2021 in Lisbon.