Orticolario – Cernobbio, Lake Como
29 September-2 October 2022. Also rare plants. Bamboo is the plant of the year
From 29 September to 2 October 2022, in the historic park of Villa Erba in Cernobbio (near Como), Orticolario, the fair event dedicated to nature and gardening, celebrates its 12th edition.
Orticolario is an event dedicated to the evolution of gardening as a proposal of “a new relationship between people and the surrounded environment, it is a new way to experiment 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 the theme was “Game”, in 2019 “Journey”, in 2020 “Seduction” and the celebrated tree was the the Maple tree.
The 2022 theme is “Groncioli di Fiaba” ( Leftover Pieces of Fairy tale ) thinking of the garden as an enchanted landscape and the celebrated plant is bamboo.
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
As every year, the “Creative Spaces” Competition returns with projects inspired by the theme of the year. The projects will be evaluated by the jury who will select the most original, respectful and enhancing spaces of livable and usable gardens, in dialogue with the surrounding space. The projects selected by the jury are set up at the fair.
The winner of the competition is awarded the “Gold Leaf of Lake Como” award.
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 only be purchased online>>>
Opening hours: Thursday 29th only in the afternoon. Friday, Saturday and Sunday all day>>>
It is also possible to arrive by boat>>>
For more information and updates please see the website or the facebook page
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