With the redelivery ceremony of the Golden Leaf of Lake Como, "the eleventh edition of Orticolario officially opened on April 12 at Villa Carlotta.
The ceremony was chaired by Maria Vittoria Bianchini, president of Villa Carlotta, Maria Angela Previtera, director of Villa Carlotta, and Moritz Mantero, president of Orticolario. Among the guests, Leonardo Magatti, winner of the "Spazi Creativi" 2018 competition with "La Topitta". For the occasion, Magatti has returned as usual, the sculpture prize, which will be kept at Villa Carlotta until October when, on the occasion of the next edition of Orticolario (Villa Erba October 4-6), it will be assigned to the new winner.
But the adventure of Magatti and Topitta (cover photo) certainly does not end on April 12th because this splendid creation created together with the Green Passion Team, will remain along the path of the botanical garden until September 27th, with all its enchanting fairy atmosphere around, the scents and colors of the villa and the unique atmospheres of the lake.
Orticolario, now in its eleventh edition, is the cultural event dedicated to those who experience nature as a lifestyle. Theater of the event will be the historical park of Villa Erba in Cernobbio (CO), a nineteenth-century villa overlooking the shores of Lake Como, the summer residence of director Luchino Visconti. Essence of Orticolario: the thematic gardens set up in the park, inspired by the theme of the year and selected through the international competition "Spazi Creativi". The 2019 edition will be dedicated to "Berries and small fruits" that from autumn to color the garden, while the theme is "Travel."
The event is enriched by a wide range of rare, unusual and collectable plants, artistic craftsmanship and design, a full calendar of meetings and numerous educational-creative workshops for children. At the center of the review, art, capable of going beyond and breaking down the boundaries between inside and outside. During the three days contributions will be collected to be donated to associations in the Lario area involved in social work. Finally, the 2018 edition involved 28,000 visitors.
October 4-6 2019 Villa Erba, Cernobbio (CO), sul Lago di Como
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