March 2012

March 2012

From 03/03 to 11/03 Pordenone

Ortogiardino: Floriculture, nursery, horticultural exhibition equipment for parks and gardens

The appointment with the Ortogiardino fair is a great festival dedicated to the upcoming spring, which every year attracts a large and enthusiastic audience to the Pordenone Fair. The event is considered the quintessential event of horticulture for all lovers of plants and flowers.

The colorful internal and external path of Ortogiardino is set up with original ideas, the plant scenographies transform the pavilions of the Pordenone Fair into parks, woods, flowering tropical forests, large green spaces in which original tree shapes similar to sculptures or elegant and rigorous come to life compositions in the English style.

In addition to plants, flowers, bulbs and seeds, Ortogiardino also deals with equipment and furnishings for parks, gardens and terraces in wrought iron, stone and wood. Over 300 exhibitors and a total number of visits of around 60,000 people, with a strong presence of visitors from neighboring Slovenia and Croatia, have almost 40,000 square meters invaded by colors, scents and wonders of nature.

In conjunction with the visit to Ortogiardino, the guests of the Pordenone Fair can stroll along the flowery avenues of the “Spring Village”, the space that hosts the parallel edition of “Pordenoneorchidea”. Furthermore, once again this year, the organization of Pordenone Fiera has chosen to combine the Floriculture Exhibition with another exhibition aimed at nature lovers: Green / Blue Fair, Inflatable Boat Show, Minor Nautical, Camping, Camper, Caravanning, a rich Market Exhibition focused on en plein air tourism. The parallel appointment with The Garden of Wonders, a salon of furnishings and decorations for terraces and gardens, is also back.

Opening time

14.30 - 19.30 (weekdays)

09.30 - 19.30 (holidays)

Organization Body


Viale Treviso, 1

33170 Pordenone (PN)

For information

Tel. 0434 232111

Fax 0434 570415

[email protected]

From Friday 9 March 2012 to Sunday 18 March 2012, Busto Arsizio (Va)

Living Garden - Acasa 2012: furniture salon and ideas for the home

Acasa is an event dedicated to the furniture sector and more generally to the home. An event that maintains its ability to attract thousands of visitors interested in learning about what the market offers in terms of trends, materials and technologies. There are many innovations for the 2012 edition, starting with the layout of the event which met with considerable success in the 2011 edition, which however remains faithful to the commitment made with its audience: to interpret the evolution of the sector and respond to new trends market and the varied interests of visitors and professionals.

Acasa is proposed as an innovative, dynamic and full of collateral events, divided into numerous thematic areas that characterize the change.

Acasa 2012 is confirmed as a reference event, a quality event for an audience of over 20,000 visitors, as well as an important meeting opportunity to increase their business and interact directly with the public.

2 weekends full of appointments to optimize contact times, capture the attention of an increasingly attentive audience, asking for advice and suggestions and wanting to "touch" the product.

From Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March 2012, Villa Lodi da Fè

Giardini d’Autore leaves the green imprint of his thumb at Villa Lodi Fè.

The long-awaited spring edition of the horticultural show dedicated to garden lovers is back. Nurserymen from all over Italy color the Riccione weekend with unique botanical collections.

Entering the splendid garden of Villa Lodi Fè you will come across citrus and fruit trees; get lost in the scents of aromatic plants, ancient and modern roses; observe the color of orchids, camellias, peonies, hellebores and azaleas in bloom and it will be difficult not to be tempted by aphrodisiac plants or to be fascinated by the tenacity of climbing plants. It is advisable to look at but not touch the prickly succulents.

During the three days of the event, visitors will have the opportunity to buy plants, bulbs and seeds directly from the best Italian nurseries to try their hand at creating real Author's Gardens.

Like every year, professionals and will not be able to share the passion for greenery and quality artistic craftsmanship, in an environment full of stimuli to furnish your home and garden with originality.

In spring, the Green Carpet project cyclically blooms, a space dedicated to design and furniture in which to discover the latest outdoor trends. Young designers will be free to give vent to their creativity to color Riccione with ideas related to "green living".

During the three days of the event there will be courses for small and large gardeners, such as the floral composition workshop, to give space to imagination and manual skills.

The horticultural show also becomes a splendid opportunity to discover the area thanks to the weekend ideas proposed by the Costa Hotels Riccione Consortium.

The exhibition is open on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March with continuous opening hours from 9.30 to 18.30. The cost of the entrance ticket is 4 euros. Free entry for children under 16.

For information

From 23 March, Lake Maggiore

Great "Spring Festival" in

Domini Borromeo on Lake Maggiore

On 23 March, the gardens of the three Borromeo Domini on Lake Maggiore, Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Rocca di Angera reopen, closed since last October to ensure rest for the plants and for extraordinary maintenance.

They reopen their doors with "Spring Festival" which will last a whole week.

From 23 to 28 March, the protagonists of the festival will be the famous gardens, glowing with spring blooms.

The colors of the thousands of tulip bulbs that the gardeners of Casa Borromeo set up last autumn will explode to color the Renaissance gardens of Isola Bella and the romantic ones of Isola Madre with infinite nuances. While the medieval gardens of the Rocca di Angera will be colored not by the tulips that in medieval times did not yet exist in our latitudes, but by the first blooms of the compositae (daisies and giant daisies) and the over one hundred varieties of violets that are literally colonizing the scenographic cliff, suspended on the blue of the lake, where the Rocca and its magical view rise.

With tulips and flowers of ancient memory, the protagonists will be the azaleas and arboreal rhododendrons, omnipresent on the Isola Madre, in very different varieties that have found the ideal habitat here and that cover the spaces with corollas, wherever you look. While the large lilac bushes and the first fragrant wisteria will make the air full of wonderful essences. Joining the camellias, to then leave room for the roses, queens of Isola Bella but present in rich varieties in all three gardens of the Borromeo's Paradises.

Real flowers will be joined by painted ones. The famous Quadreria Borromeo set up in the Palazzo dei Principi on Isola Bella will present, in a special setting, his many works, often authentic masterpieces, with a floral theme.

Furthermore, for the entire "Spring Festival", the kiosks in all three Gardens will offer herbal teas and flowers, completing this singular triumph of the senses with taste.

For the Spring Festival, there is a cumulative ticket (valid for the two Islands, with their Palaces and gardens, including the Quadreria and the Berthier Wing, and for the garden and the Rocca di Angera) at a special price of 21 , 50. So that Spring is a holiday for everyone.

For information: (+39) 0323 30556.

23-25 ​​March 2012, Gorizia


Market Exhibition dedicated to the garden, the vegetable garden,

to urban greenery, to ecology, to living in the open air

from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2012

Gorizia Exhibition Center

opening hours: from 10 to 20


Pollice Verde promoted and organized by Udine and Gorizia Fiere Spa, returns to the renovated Exhibition Center

of Gorizia after the renovation works supported thanks to the precious contribution of the Chamber of Commerce of


We invite the exhibitors who participated in the 2010 edition in the Exhibition Center to report any

request to maintain the same stand position in the attached Application Form by 11 January

p.v .., after this date, and if the stand is no longer available, we will in any case send you some

alternative solutions.

We also inform you that in consideration of the success of the event last spring in Piazza Vittoria

Green Thumb "Open Air", for those who confirm their participation in the renovated District

Gorizia Fair will be offered the opportunity to exhibit in one of the squares of the city center on the weekend


In this regard, we ask you to indicate your possible interest also on the second weekend

expected in the city center by 20/01/2012 by ticking the box in the attached pre-accession form.

Hoping to be able to meet you soon in Gorizia, we are available for any need at the contact details

they follow.

We are pleased to offer you our cordial greetings.

Marketing Office references:

Kim Mauro tel. 0432 495 624 [email protected]

Laura Del Degan tel. 0432 495 602 [email protected]

From 28 March 2012, Locarno

Locarno Camelie, the most important European exhibition dedicated to Camellia, returns from 28 March 2012 with hundreds of varieties exhibited in the Parco delle Camellie in Locarno.

Magic is renewed for the 15th edition of an increasingly well-known and important exhibition Magic is renewed: from 28 March to 1 April 2012 Locarno once again becomes the queen of the camellias. For the fifteenth consecutive year, the well-known Swiss town on Lake Maggiore hosts "Locarno Camelie", one of the largest exhibitions in the world dedicated to camellia: an exhibition that attracts specialists and enthusiasts from all over the world and which last year passed by the first time the threshold of 10'000 visitors coming especially from Switzerland and Italy. Locarno is by far the Swiss region where the passion for camellia has found the most fertile soil for over 100 years. Favored by a mild and sunny climate, the town on Lake Maggiore hosts numerous plants of subtropical origins in its public and private gardens. Among these, the camellia, present in large numbers, has won a very important place. Seat city of the Swiss Camellia Society, Locarno hosted the World Congress of the International Camellia Society (ICS) in 2005 and on that occasion it equipped itself with a Camellia Park which was gradually expanded to become the largest in its generally in Europe. The structure covers an area of ​​over 10'000 square meters and welcomes a thousand varieties of plants, planted between lakes and romantic paths covered with gravel. The structure has become an attraction for enthusiasts from all over the world and was included last year in the prestigious and exclusive list of "Garden Of Excellence" set up by the International Camelia Society, the world's highest instance of camellias. Wonderfully located on the lakeside, the Camellia Park gives its best in the period of “Locarno Camelie”, and therefore could only become the natural venue of the exhibition. The Locarno event is distinguished from similar events for its size, the wide variety of plants and flowers on display, the extreme care taken in the preparations, the profusion of floral decorations and the possibility offered to the visitor to admire hundreds of cut flowers together with a large number of flowering plants in the natural context of a park. As always, the focus of the event is the scientific exhibition, set up in the large pavilion built at the entrance to the park.

Tourist information For more information, call the Lago Maggiore Tourist Office +41 91 791 00 91.

30 March - 1 April 2012, Padua


Design + Garden + Art

The Triveneto Emilia Romagna AIAPP Section (Italian Association of Landscape Architecture) in collaboration with PadovaFiere S.p.a. and the associated studio panGEA of Padua announce for 2012 the 3rd edition of the competition of ideas GIARDINI & giardini

• The Competition is open to all AIAPP Members, Adherents or Student Adherents, and to non-enrolled professionals and students, who will also submit the application for enrollment in AIAPP as AIAPP MEMBER when registering for the competition.

• The designers must participate in partnership with a company that, if selected in the competition, will create the selected garden.

• A technical-artistic jury will select the 12 projects that will subsequently be created by the participating companies in partnership with the designers.

• The gardens must have an estimated cost of max € 6,000.00: the calculation will be displayed on an information panel specially prepared for each project, containing the description of the project, as well as the presentation of the designer and the construction company.

• The 3 (three) best projects selected by the Jury will receive a prize of Euro 700.00 each, made available by the ROTARY CLUB PADOVA and by PADOVAFIERE SPA.

• During the event, the public will vote for the best garden among those created and exhibited. On the basis of the aforementioned vote, a recognition plaque will be assigned to the company most voted among those participating.

• The “Quality Award” plaque will be assigned by the Technical Jury to the company that has carried out the project with the most accuracy.

• The winning project will be published in the "Architettura del Paesaggio" magazine in the events section.

30 March to 1 April 2012, Lucca

The 5th edition of VerdeMura ( will take place on the sixteenth-century Walls of Lucca from 30 March to 1 April 2012. VerdeMura is a Fair for the Green and Living in the open air, organized by the Opera delle Mura di Lucca ( which in 2011 saw over 15,000 visitors and over 200 exhibitors. VerdeMura takes place in a spectacular location, the Baluardo San Martino with its basements and its terraces, in a period of the season that is excellent for purchases of greenery and garden furniture. The product sectors present in VerdeMura are: 1. collections of little known, unusual, curious, rare plants and flowers, seeds and bulbs; 2. unprocessed fruit and vegetables; 3. products for floriculture; 4. equipment and machinery for gardening and agriculture; 5. garden furniture; 6. specialized publishing; 7. traditional handicrafts (terracotta pots, baskets and brooms, wrought iron products, fabrics); 8. typical agricultural and livestock products (honey and jams, oil, chestnuts, cold cuts and cheeses); 9. clothing from c a m p a gn a and gardening. The exhibition is also open to the participation of Associations, Institutions, Schools, Universities and Bodies exclusively of the Green Sector or that present works on the agricultural sector. A NON COMMERCIAL section of the exhibition is open, by invitation and free, to plant and flower lovers.

Video: Alexander Lewis - March