Murabilia 2017, the Exhibition of Lucca Quality Gardening is an important and known Italian event dedicated to flowers, plants and gardening, which each year attracts thousands of visitors, including professionals and enthusiasts. The event, now in its 17th edition, will take place, as every year, in the first weekend of September. The fascinating city walls on the ramparts San Regolo, la Libertà, the Botanical Garden and in the basement of the walls, will unfold a dense program that includes exhibitions, conferences, workshops, new publications and guided tours nature will be the true protagonist. More than 250 exhibitors will be present, including Italian and foreign nursery gardeners, maintenance workers, agronomists, companies presenting new gardening tools, furniture for the garden, important names in the botanical field. Goal of the event is to raise awareness of the news related to the discovery of new cultivars or plant species, farming techniques but also exchange views on important social issues such as world hunger or environmental sustainabilitydell’ambiente.
The 2016 edition of Murabilia, was a success, in fact, recorded a positive growth trend in attendance, which exceeded 20,000 visitors, an increase of 13% over the previous year. A liking that met the 240 exhibitors and it showed as the theme of the year "Plants of the world food" has aroused great interest among onlookers and professionals, as occurred for Expo in Milan. The seeds and their ability to exploit them for food, were the key topic of the event, which was also the occasion to present the Lodoicea maldivica or sea coconut, the largest seed in the world, a source of beneficial substances for men, presented by 'Adipa, Association for the Dissemination of between Amateurs Plants, of Lucca. Among the novelties of 2016, Creative Walls, which is a garden design festival, where major projects presented of landscape installations, which were judged by a jury chaired by the landscape architect Gabriele Rochard.
Murabilia since 17 years is a real point of reference for collectors, nature lovers and industry professionals, who always wait with enthusiasm to see with their own eyes the latest uncovered plants, such as in 2013 when it was presented for the first time the 'Aquilegia lucensis, a new plant species found in 2011 by Enio Nardi, a native of Lucca.
Highlights include workshops for children, who have the opportunity to learn gardening techniques and learn about the traditions. The appointment with Murabilia is for the next 1/2/3 September 2017.
1st-2nd-3rd semptember 2017
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