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There are no more problems with flooding. Bringing a parasol is a better idea.
The Venice Biennale in Jodoigne? We have the same amount of water, but no gondolas, so please the visit the exhibition from Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and the weekend of 23 July 2021.
CORONA / Covid-19: The visitors have to follow ALL the rules and guidelines defined by the official authorities and the organization (More information)
Open in 2021: We're happy to open again on Friday 25th of June 2021 with many new artists, garden features, ... and performances
'The Enchanted Garden' will again open its gates and invite the visitor on a journey of mysteries and wonders, transformations and metamorphoses.
This large and natural garden, situated just near the ‘border’ between the French and the Flemish part of Belgium, hosts a most special International Art Exhibition: It is eclectic, with a multitude of expressions in spirit and form – amazing and beautiful, fun and burlesque, poetic, thoughtful, meditative …
Art Inspired by, and in Dialogue With, Nature.
About sixty artists from Belgium, Deutschland, France, Indonesia, Nederland, and Norway present works in bronze, ceramic, composite, glass, metal, stone, wood, and also expressing themselves in literature and music.
Focus in 2021
This year we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the International Art Exhibition 'The Enchanting Garden' (2011-2021). We welcome all the artists who have made this exhibition enchanting during the previous years.
Some thirty artists exhibit for the first time. About half of the artists are from Nederland, but also ten from France! Glass works will colour the light in the garden. They are presented by nearly twenty artists.
The Enchanted Garden' opens on Friday 25th of June and closes on Sunday 26th of September 2021. You can visit the exhibition every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday between 13:00 and 20:00.
The Enchanted Garden' is located in Jodoigne, halfway between Brussels and Liège, within walking distance of the 'Vlaamse Toontuinen' in Hoegaarden, near Tienen and 4 km from the E40 motorway. We are situated along the 'Ravel', the cycling path that connects Tienen with Jodoigne and Namur, between cycling junctions 59 and 60.
Name (Country) - Material and techniques - Short description
Albert Vaesen ( Belgium ) - Cupper
Anouk de Groot ( Nederland ) - Cheerfully coloured ceramics, patinated bronze. - Theme: comical animal stories
Anusch Bayens ( Belgium ) - Glass
Bénédicte Maréchal ( Belgium ) - Ceramic
Christine Ceccato ( France ) - Ceramic
Cor de Ree ( Nederland ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- Works of art created in glass, copper and zinc with a useful and aesthetic function and in an Art Nouveau style with a unique interpretation.
Daniël Olislaegers ( Belgium ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ??? - ??? DescriptionShort_en ???
Didier Becquart ( France ) - Bronze, Composite, Plaster
Edith Janzen ( Nederland ) - Bronze; theme: Animals
Edith Stoel ( Nederland ) - Bronze, Glass in collaboration with Peter Olijve
Else Ringnalda ( Nederland ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- Depicts the homo ludens in a world where people treat each other and nature with respect.
Elya Yalonetski ( Deutschland ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- Combining the Russian school of ceramics with Baroque and Renaissance elements in her sculptures and figurines
Etienne Careme ( France ) - Recycled metal and objects - Theme: create a second life (from 13 aug. 2021)
Hendrike Huijsmans ( Nederland ) - Glass, metal and polyester - theme: Organic, abstract, monumental work
Henk Baggerman ( Nederland ) - Stone
Hieke Meppelink ( Nederland ) - Bronze
Jack van Iwaarden de Vreede ( Nederland ) - Bronze, Corten, Steel - Thme: figures and ideas with a few lines
Jacques Raemaekers ( Belgium ) - Recuperation materials and equipment
Jan Leenknegt ( Belgium ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- A passionated artist devoted to glass. Three-dimensional sculptures with organic forms filled with mouth-blown flat glass.
Jean-François Constant ( Belgium ) - Glass
Jean-Pierre Belaen ( Belgium ) - Bronze plate, Copper plate
Joël Sadaune ( France ) - Metal, Scrap
Lyman Whitaker ( USA ) - Métal, vent - Thème : sculptures éoliennes organiques
Marc Hadermann ( Belgium ) - Glass
Marie Bonhoure-Marsillach ( France ) - Mosaic. Works with Etienne Careme (after 13 aug. 2021)
Martha Veldthuis ( Nederland ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- Combining masculine and feminine characteristics
Martine Bronzin ( Belgium ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ??? - ??? DescriptionShort_en ???
Michel Vranckx ( Belgium ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- Imaginary and fantastical figures in a figurative universe where expression always has the last word
Paja Van Dyck ( Belgium ) - Glass sculptures, Jewellery, Dot-painting, miniature worlds under a glass bell
Patrick Van Tilborgh ( Belgium ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- Glass is his ultimate source of inspiration. The creations are sometimes rough and simple in form, sometimes stylistic, but often colourful and playful with a typical touch of character
Petra Verhees ( Nederland ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- 'glass fusing' combined with photography and raw materials such as wood, stone, metal
Tineke Thielemans ( Nederland ) - Bronze
Véronique Roland ( Belgium ) - Glass, Metal, Stone
Will Schropp ( Nederland ) - ??? MaterialAndTechniques_en ???
- The sculpture has to be as if it was the only possibility for this piece of wood
Xavier Dumont ( France ) - Composite
Friday 25th June - Sunday 26th Sep. 2021;
Reservations are recommended for groups of more than 10 people or if you have special requirements.
'The Enchanted Garden' opens on Friday 25th of June 2021 at 13:00 (Corona doesn't allow a 'Vernisage')
and closes on Sunday 26th of September at 20:00 (Corona doesn't allow a 'Finisage').
Each Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 13:00 till 20:00.
Also on Wednesday 21 (Belgian National Holiday) and Thursday 22 July 2021 (Belgian National Holiday 'Cleanup').
To cover the costs, we ask a contribution of 8 euro / person,
children below 12-year free entrance.
Entrance card for full season:
With a registered, personal entrance card, you can visit 'The Enchanted Garden' during the entire season for free.
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Agendas that mention the exhibition
Lunch or dinner at the 'Le Coin Gourmand "The Enchanted Garden»' with different types of restaurants within walking distance (in order of distance):