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Orticolario – Cernobbio, Lake Como

September 28th-October 1st 2023. Also rare plants “in the sense of water”

Orticolario 2023 -Lombardia
28 Sep 2023 - 01 Oct 2023 Lombardia -Cernobbio (Como)  Excursions-Nature | Festival-Fairs | Hobby

From September 28th to October 1st, 2023, in the historic park of Villa Erba in Cernobbio (near Como), Orticolario, the fair event dedicated to nature and gardening, celebrates its 13th edition.

Orticolario is an event dedicated to the evolution of gardening as a proposal of  “a new relationship between people and the surrounding environment, it is a new way to experiment with a coexistence between love for nature and passion for beauty as a way of life ” says Moritz Mantero, founder and president of Orticolario.

Every year an inspiring theme is chosen that unfolds like a story about nature.
In 2018 was “Game”, in 2019  “Journey”, in 2020 “Seduction” and the celebrated tree was the Maple tree, in 2022 the celebrated plant was bamboo.

The 2023 theme is “the sense of water”

The fair takes place in Cernobbio, in the gardens of Villa Erba, home of Luchino Visconti whose ancient park is an ideal setting for Orticolario and its art installations.

The exhibition of plants and flowers includes unusual and collectible plants by national and international nurserymen, artistic crafts, and art and design installations.

In program cultural meetings and educational-creative activities and workshops also for children are also scheduled

Orticolario also has an environmental and social vocation: since the first edition, during these three days it donates contributions to associations of the territory of Como.

Over the years the fair has become a very successful event, registering over 30,000 visitors.

“The garden is a journey … To prepare, to live, to enjoy intensely, step by step … To discover new emotions and regain possession of one’s own time”

Entrance with a fee. Tickets can be purchased online>>>
Opening hours: see the website>>>
It is also possible to arrive by boat>>>
For more information and updates see the website or the facebook page

Look at other places to visit on Lake Como>>>
See also further events il Lombardy>>>
And if you  like gardens, see a selection of gardens to visit in Italy>>>

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