September 30-October 2, Villa Erba, Cernobbio

Italy: Orticolario puts spotlight on the anemone

Orticolario eighth edition will start on 30th September until 2nd October, the Event for the passion for gardening. This year event title is: “The Awakening”.

More than 200 of the best Italian and European nurseries, craftsmen, manifactures and garden designers will offer their latest products to the visitors.
The flower of this eighth edition is the Anemone, the flower of the wind.

Award “For an evolved gardening”
This year competition winner of the Award is Fernando Caruncho, a Spanish landscape designer. “Thanks to his talent to instill harmony in his own landscape projects, among different contexts and linking together philosophy and garden design, history and botany, culture and nature”.

Orticolario is also an event open to fashion, design and art: this year four artists will realise their works for Orticolario, and show them in the Park of Villa Erba and in the exhibition center.

In addition, walking in Villa Erba Garden, visitors may explore selected exhibitions of 2016 International Competition “Spazi Creativi” (Creative Spaces): original, usable and liveable gardens placed inside Villa Erba and respectful of the existing landscape, thus ‘Genius loci’. Selected projects will compete for the "La foglia d'oro del Lago di Como" Award (Lake Como Golden Leaf).

Orticolario pays specific attention to charity. Since the beginning, profits raised during the main event are given to charitable associations of Como area, dealing with people in need.
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