A big thank to Daniela Stasi (presscontact Orticolario) for photos and precious informations necessary for the drafting of the article, without which it would not have been so complete and full of colorful pictures :-)
Orticolario 2017 in brief
It will be the ninth edition of Orticolario, the expected event dedicated to gardening and nature in all its forms of expression, which will take place from 29th September to 1st October in Cernobbio (CO). In the meantime, events happen and not only in preparation for this popular event.
Moreover, the numbers speak clear: 25,000 expected visitors, including 3,000 children in an area where around 270 exhibitors will be present. The visitor's age is between 35 and 50 years, while the expected journalists will be about 200, of whom 10% from abroad! This means that "moving" all this will not be and are just the four days of the event but also what is happening before.
International contest "Spazi Creativi"
Unlike many other events in the subject, Orticolario is distinguished for a very interesting feature: in addition to the market exhibition that attracts many visitors and exhibitors interested in trading flowers and plants of all kinds and types, Orticolario also offers the creative and unique opportunity to take part in a unique contest that sees more than 30 proposals created by landscape designers and gardeners, architects, designers, artists and nurses from all over Europe, of which only 8 finalists will come Selected to bring their project to Villa Erba between 29 September and 1 October.
The theme of this year will be the Moon, and will inspire creators of green spaces, who will also have to pay attention to elements such as innovation and originality, trying to create usable and livable gardens that can tell themselves to the visitor who Stopping to admire them.
The winner of the contest will receive the prize-sculpture La foglia d'Oro del Lago di Como, a work made by Gino Seguso's hands of the historic Murano Archimedes Architectural Glassware (VE) that will be guarded by the winner for a short time and then Exposed at Villa Carlotta in Tramezzina (CO).
In addition to “La Foglia d’oro del Lago di Como”, the jury will also award the “Experience Award” to the space that conveys the most feeling and emotion; the “Footprint Award” for innovation in materials and eco-friendly solutions; the “Art Award” for the space which achieves a level of equilibrium between art and nature, ; the “Great Italian Gardens Award” for the space that communicates a mixture of tradition and innovation; the “Essence Award” for the space that best encapsulates the theme of this year’s Orticolario; and the “Visitors’ Choice Award” for the garden or installation chosen by the public.
These will be the 8 finalists present at Cernobbio:
1. "Che fai tu luna in ciel, dimmi che fai…?" Design by Gheo Clavarino Giardini e Terrazzi (Milano)
2. Spazio Archiverde “Moonlight Garden” Design by Leonardo Magatti (Cernobbio, CO)
3. "Dark Side of the Moon" Design by Rateni Costruzioni (Campobasso)
4. Spazio Green Bricks “Allunaggio” Design by Monica Botta (Bellinzago, NO)
5. "Profusion” Design by DAMD (Aarhus, Danimarca)
6. Spazio Garden Lignano “Ciclicità lunare” Design by Roberto Landello (Lignano Sabbiadoro, UD)
7. "Metamorfosi" Design by Il papavero blu (Longone al Segrino, CO)
8. "Dentro alla Luna" Design by Daniela Piazza (Balerna, Svizzera)
19th-21st May: Orticolario at Les Journées des plantes
This year Orticolario will also be in France for a very important appointment: Les Journées des Plantes, the prestigious gardening event taking place in the Domaine de Chantilly Park.
Riflessi, a garden designed by Carla Testori, is the "work" that Orticolario will exhibit at the event. A game of mirrors and geometries realized in a contemporary key that aim to
capture the colors of nature by getting all the deeper essences. At the center of the installation there is a cubic structure made
only of profiles and a mirrored ceiling, while in the heart of the structure, a square bathtub full of firm water reflects other elements of nature such as leaves, sky Trees, moon and all that
belongs to it. An oasis of colors that seal and concretize the encounter between man and nature.
More infos about Orticolario 2017
29 settembre - 1 ottobre 2017 Villa Erba, Cernobbio (CO), sul Lago di Como
Info visitors: tel. +39 031 3347503,
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