Do you like gardens? Do you like art? Then you will love the Enchanted Garden in Saint-Jean-Geest (Jodoigne) because it combines both!
The Enchanted Garden is a creation of Art Sanctuary, a joint venture between Norwegian artist Tone Aanderaa (“a poetic painter who loves to be in nature”) and Belgian ICT guru Ignace Clarysse (“a man who loves to plant trees and make ponds”).
The garden extends over 1½ hectares and includes an avenue of 100 cherry trees, a small forest with secret chambers, lots of ponds and waterways, and a romantic labyrinth.
If that’s not enough, for six weeks starting this Sunday, August 11th the garden hosts artworks inspired by and in dialogue with nature. They are created by nearly 40 artists from Belgium, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Norway, and the UK. Between then they have created works in glass, stone, metal, wood, and ceramics, land art and street art, sound installations and music.
This is the sixth year that Tone and Ignace have opened their beautiful garden to the public, and they promise visitors “a journey of mysteries and wonders, transformations and metamorphosis.”
You can find the Enchanted Garden at Rue Du Tilleul 22, 1370 Saint-Jean-Geest (Jodoigne). Opening hours are Fridays from 18:00 till 21:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 13:00 till 20:00. It’s also open on Monday 14th August between 13:00 and 20:00. A contribution of 6 euro/person is requested (free for children under 12).
Below are some of the artworks on display to whet your appetite.
And here’s a pin to add to your collection: