Online booking

Online booking

the 11th edition is in preparation ! If you want to preview the 10 new projects, attend the presentation wich will be given by each of the selected artists, landscapers and plastic artists, on SATURDAY MARCH 7TH, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet, Amiens, in attendance of the Artistic Committee.

We are looking forward to meeting you from FRIDAY JUNE 5TH for the OPENING of the 2020 Edition Festival.

Mark the date of the OFFICIAL OPENING that will take place on SATURDAY JUNE 27 in your calendars.

International Garden Festival
Hortillonnages Amiens
June 5th – October 18, 2020

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.
> June 5th – 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.
> June 5th – August 31 • Tuesday to Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
> September 1st – October 18 • Wednesday to Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

the ONLINE TICKET will be available from April 20.
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

For GROUP bookings, you can contact Marine Bigot, mediation & relationship manager : +33 (0)6 37 25 74 70 –

See you soon !

Art & jardins | Hauts-de-France Team
+33 (0)3 22 52 52 96 –

Totem à salades

Totem à salades
Monday April 16th, 2018 Marine Bigot
  • photographie d'une sculpture, posée sur la pelouse. Composée d'une longue poutre en bois aux lignes cassées, soutenues par des support en enduit rose. Quatre serpentins en céramique bleus sont disposés sur la poutre Cécile Meynier © Yann Monel
  • photographie de l'artiste devant son oeuvre Cécile Meynier © Yann Monel

Opposite the “Port à fumier”, the visual artist Cécile Meynier has constructed a totem like structure which is a sculptural metaphor of the “Hortillonnages” market garden and its patchwork of fields and waterways. With its W-shaped silhouette and pink wedges, the lettuce totem is characterised by an assembly of symbolic elements that are inspired by the coexistence of man and nature in the market gardens of Amiens. These different forms refer to the surrounding cultures and constructions, and their relationships give rise to something new that can be interpreted in different ways. Thus, the wooden frame of the exhibition features the lettuce which is the flagship vegetable of the “Hortillonnages”. Under the structure, the pink wedges serve as reminders of the hunters’ huts and the elegant cabins of the market gardeners. With its lanky and surprising character, the exhibit participates in the scenic panorama and at the same time suggests the presence of an imaginary animal almost like a Picard Loch Ness monster meandering in the bed of a stream, waiting for the unsuspecting walker to turn his back …

The artist

Cécile Meynier

Born in 1978, the visual artist Cécile Meynier has a taste for raw and geometric forms. Her recent practice disrupts this radical aesthetic and moves towards Baroque and minimalism. With collage and associations, her work generates forms without departing from a certain functionalism where the constraint determines the finality of the object.