Amiens Floating Garden to become permanent feature
The garden called “Remnant” created on an island by Fisher Tomlin and Bowyer opened for the Amiens ‘Art, Cities and Landscapes’ festival in Northern France in 2014 is to become a permanent feature in the city.
The garden is inspired by local history and industry. The Romans first encouraged the development of fabric and the growing of woad in the area known as the Hortillonages. The islands in the city are a direct result of cutting canals from the River Somme. The garden that we have designed is based on a remnant of blue and yellow fabric. Yellow for the woad flowers and blue for the indigo it produces.
This year’s show opens in June and visitors can access the garden on an island by bridge or boat.