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The International Garden Festival returns to Amiens on 14th July 2020!

©Y. Monnel

From 14th July to 18th October 2020, the International Garden Festival – Hortillonnages Amiens invites you on an artistic, green journey to the very heart of the Hortillonnages. This is the eleventh year for the festival, and this time the themes will be climate change and healthy eating!

 

 

The gardens and art installations of the International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens, all arranged on islets, form a poetic journey that invites the public and locals to take an unusual, amusing, or critical—but always fresh—look at this complex environment, its history, and its future. This journey of discovery also takes place via soft mobility, providing an opportunity to reflect on the connections between nature, culture, agriculture, and heritage within the context of impacts brought about by climate change.

 

Located on various plots on the Clermont Pond in Camon and Rivery, and on the île aux Fagots in Amiens, the fifty pieces’ designs all incorporate reflections on contemporary sustainable development issues and the evolution of environmental issues: preserving the ecosystem, riverbank weakening, water resources, food sectors, and food quality.

 

How do I access the festival’s works?

> On foot:

In Amiens, you can access the Île aux Fagots and the Presqu’île Robinson from the Chemin de Halage, or access the Rivery Pond from the Chemin du Malaquis.

*** ÎLE AUX FAGOTS: free access.
14th July – 31st August > Tuesday to Sunday, 12:30pm to 7pm
1st September – 18th October > Wednesday to Sunday, 1:30pm to 7pm

 

> By electric boat:

Rent an electric boat at the Port à Fumier, 35 rue Roger Allou (by the carpark) in Camon, to navigate the various plots around the Clermont Pond for two and a half hours.

*** PORT À FUMIER: Paid entry.

Boat rental prices (max. 6 people per boat): €19 for 1-2 people / €24 for 3-4 people / €29 for 5-6 people / free – children under 3
+ ASCO fee per person: €1 for children 11 and up / €0.50 for children aged 3 to 10.

 

*** TO RESERVE A BOAT:

 

Reservation online or by phone +33 (0)6 78 53 55 92
14th July – 31st August: Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm / Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 7pm
1st September – 18th October: Wednesday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm / Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 7pm

 

Would you like a glimpse of the works? Look no further!