Orticolario 2019: all you need to know about the 11th edition

Darsena Orticolario, Villa Erba,  Como Lake
Darsena at Orticolario. Photo Luigi Fieni

"Fantasmagoria": this will be the title of the 11th edition of Orticolario to be held, as usual at Villa Erba (Cernobbio, CO) from 4 to 6 October 2019. An event dedicated to travel, berries and berries, which, as every year , will not be missed and indispensable not only for the splendid location in which it is received.
Visiting and participating in Orticolario means being able to admire rare plants, unique flowers that the organizers have chosen over time attracted by a unique and absolute passion.

More info: https://orticolario.it/orticolario-2019-fantasmagoria/

For this and for many other reasons Orticolario can be defined as a cultural and artistic event for the culture of the landscape around which various social projects linked to the territory that work with and for this event are also generated. https://orticolario.it/orticolario-per/

The guest of honor, the competition and...

The Swiss Paolo Bürgi, landscape architect of international level, will be the guest of honor of the 2019 edition of Orticolario. He will receive the award "for an advanced gardening" 2019.
You can also admire “L'Isola del tesoro”, installation of the Central Pavilion signed by the landscape architect Vittorio Peretto and inspired by the Isolino Virginia (Lake of Varese), the oldest UNESCO site in the Alps. It will be the starting point for entering the park installations, inspired by the theme of the year and selected through the international competition "Spazi Creativi". For the first time, designers from the United States and Russia are among the finalists. The winner will win the "Foglia d'Oro del Lago di Como" award.

There will, as mentioned, rare plants, unusual and collectible proposals from selected national and international nurseries, as well as arts and crafts. And still art installations (this year there are five artists present) and design (in particular the project "DehOr. Design your horizon", exhibition and relaxation areas created by designers). Not to forget the program of cultural meetings and educational-creative workshops for children.
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Supporters and partners

Orticolario 2019 is realized with the support of Mantero Seta and Fondazione Cariploe with the contribution of Bennet, Dodo Boutique of Como, Elmec Solar, Ethimo, Provincial Foundation of the Comasca Community, San Carloe Wide Group. the sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce of Como-Lecco, of the Municipality of Comoe of the Municipality of Cernobbio, in addition to the patronage of: Province of Como; Brera Academy of Fine Arts; Order of Agronomists and Forest Doctors of the Provinces of Como, Lecco and Sondrio; Order of Architects Landscape and Conservation Planners. And also for 2019 (and already for 2020) the Lombardy Region has recognized Orticolario as a national event. Lastly, we recall the agreement with the FAI - Italian Environment Fund and the partnerships with SIA, the Italian Arboriculture Society, and this year with AIAPP, the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture, and Assifloro.

The numbers of Orticolario

30,000 visitors expected
280 exhibitors involved
3,000 children
in 2018 € 25,200 for social projects
in 2018 € 36,000 the contribution to the cultural activities carried out

Where, how, when

october 4-6 2019

Villa Erba, Cernobbio (CO), Como Lake


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