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International Garden Festival 
Hortillonnages Amiens

The 11th edition of the International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens is closed.
We will have the pleasure to meet you next year for the 12th edition, on the Étang de Clermont à Camon at the Port à Fumier for the course on boat or on the Île aux fagots from the Chemin de halage in Amiens for the course on foot.

Sphère nourricière > Manon Bordet Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski, 2016

Sphère nourricière > Manon Bordet Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski, 2016
Monday April 16th, 2018 Marine Bigot
  • Manon Bordet-Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski ©
  • Manon Bordet-Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski © Yann Monel
  • Manon Bordet-Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski © Manon Bordet-Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski
  • Manon Bordet-Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski © Yann Monel

Sphère nourricière > Manon Bordet Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski, 2016

The world presented by the landscape designers Manon Bordet-Chavanes, Marie Brégeon and Johann Laskowski is based on a reflection on food. Sphère nourricière, as their garden is called, is organised around a hemisphere of plants. At the entrance to the route, cracked and impoverished ground leads the visitor through a bare environment, rendered sterile by intensive farming: to find abundance again, the visitor must move towards the centre of the garden, under a sky of fertile drops. The latter, symbolised by calabashes, are symbolic of the benefits of eco-friendly farming techniques. From ramial chipped wood to lasagne gardening, they are depicted in small, lush craters, through an educational route which finishes under a dome of woven willow. Inside, ivies and brambles make way for blooming and flowery vegetation: a city-garden, where edible, perfumed and colourful plants grow, in a biosphere where balance has been restored.

The artist

Manon Bordet Chavanes, Marie Bregeon, Johann Laskowski

Manon Bordet-Chavanes is the founder of Terres Paysagées and an agronomist. Here she collaborates with two landscape designers, Marie Brégeon and Johann Laskowski: the first works on communal gardens with a medical role, while the second, trained in agro-ecological techniques, supports small scale and urban farming projects through his agency Epigénie. Acting as a collective, they use this project to question their profession.