Record 30,000 Visitors
The eleventh edition of Orticolario closed this year having seen a record 30,000 visitors pass through the gates, two thousand more than the previous year.
The event showcases the best plants, products and design, and is hosted in the grounds of the magnificent Villa Erba on Lake Como.
Leaf of Gold
The international jury for the Spazi Creativi, the show gardens, commented that the standard has steadily increased over the years. The Foglia d’Oro, or Leaf of Gold was awarded to the young designer, Mirco Colzani for his garden “Move ‘n’ Meet.”
A well-conceived and mostly well-executed garden, it showed great promise for this designer, and a garden that wouldn’t look out of place at any other European show (below).
Tree of Knowledge
Designers from further afield were well represented, with the New York agency, Nomad, showing “Tree of Knowledge” (below), winning the public prize, and the Russian company, Zelenka, showing their “Parametric Russian Garden.”
Dates for 2020
Orticolario goes from strength to strength, with exhibitors, designers and visitors alike enjoying the experience and planning to come back next year. Why not you?
Orticolario 2020 will run from the 2nd - 4th of October 2020.