YACHT & GARDEN 2023: from 19 to 21 May in Genoa the exhibition-market dedicated to the Mediterranean garden

From Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May 2023, Yacht & Garden returns to Marina Genova – a reference point for great international yachting in the heart of Mare Nostrum – the exhibition-market of flowers and plants of the Mediterranean garden, now in its fifteenth year edition.

Three days dedicated to gardening and nature enthusiasts who, strolling between piers and docks transformed for the occasion into a wonderful flower garden by the sea, will be able to find essences and flowers suitable for the Mediterranean climate: flowering annual, biennial and perennial plants, trees and shrubs from berries, cacti and succulent plants, aromatic and medicinal plants, fruit and vegetable plants, citrus fruits and small fruits, without forgetting particularities such as ancient fruits or rare seeds. There will also be numerous appointments with specialized nurserymen from all over Italy to receive valuable advice on specific crops.

Program and events
  • On Friday 19 May, the Azienda Agricola L’Antico Fiore (Nettuno, Rome) will present sweet-smelling pelargoniums, ranging from ancient and rare medicinal species to more fragrant modern hybrids, while the Genoese Peirano Vivai will tell how to create a romantic garden by the sea.

  • The weekend comes alive with an even richer calendar: Saturday 20 May we will go to the discovery of succulent plants and their maintenance together with the Vivaio Carnosa & Spinosa (Manerba del Garda, Brescia); Ligurian herbaceous and aromatic herbs in the kitchen, with the Davide Bacci Vivaio (Albenga, Savona); of tillandsia and how air plants fit into furnishings and vertical gardens, with Florovivaistica Villacidro (Villacidro, Cagliari); of the beauty of the hoyas, the “wax flowers”, learning how to choose the right varieties for every type of environment, curated by HoyaMia (Gattico-Veruno, Novara); up to aquatic plants and in particular the iris and its most beautiful varieties, together with Colla Vivai (Moretta, Cuneo), and carnivores with the Stranger Plants farm of Righetti Daniele (Fumane, Verona).
  • The last day of Yacht & Garden, Sunday 21 May, will open with a meeting dedicated to roses, in particular the best qualities for syrup and jam, with the Vivaio Nino Sanremo (Sanremo, Imperia). The day will continue with insights into the psammophile, the plants that live on sandy beaches, and advice on how to create an eco-sustainable garden with low management impact and water saving, together with the Vivaio F.lli Rebella (Quiliano, Savona); up to tropical plants, which purify the air in domestic environments, with the Azienda Agricola Spagnoli Andrea (Rivoli, Turin) and Vanda orchids, by the Azienda Agricola Sei Cime d’Oro Orchidee (Cernusco sul Naviglio, Milan) , which will reveal all the secrets for growing them correctly in pots.

Around the theme of the garden and nature, Yacht & Garden also offers furniture and antiques, garden equipment, vases and basketry, floral and marine clothing, bags and hats, jewelery and bijouterie, organic food and cosmetics, books, magazines and meetings with the associations.

The walk among the Mediterranean colors and scents, in search of the latest news and the best green purchases, is also joined, also this year, by a rich program of collateral events, organized thanks to the collaboration with important partners and institutions, with the aim of enhance and spread the culture of greenery and the sea.

Among these, the meeting “Liguria: the landscape tells”, on the occasion of the 60th year of the Garden Club of Genoa, should be mentioned on Saturday 20 May at 10.30, at the Sea You Pavilion in Marina Genova. The history, present and future opportunities of the Ligurian territory will be told through virtuous examples of protection and enhancement, from one end of the region to the other. To the experiences of Villa La Pergola (Alassio), with its skilfully restored historic garden, Villa Rezzola (Lerici), recently acquired by FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, La Marrana Arte Ambientale (Ameglia), with its exhibitions of works in the natural park of Montemarcello, joins the scientific contribution of the biologist Maurizio Würtz, former Conservator of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, who will tell the landscapes of the sea, as precious and generous as it is fragile natural environment fundamental to life. Curated by the Garden Club of Genoa, the meeting will be moderated by Ilaria Doria, president of the Garden Club of Genoa, and Patrizia Burlando, professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Genoa.

Meetings with experts, exhibitions, music, dance and itinerant theater will also involve visitors throughout the entire duration of the event, without forgetting a series of events dedicated to children, including shows, animations and activities related to the navy.

To celebrate the encounter between the culture of greenery and the sea, on the occasion of its fifteenth edition, Yacht & Garden hosts the 1st Classic Boat Show, the first market-exhibition organized in Italy dedicated exclusively to vintage, classic, traditional, both sailing and motorized. In addition to admiring the prestigious boats, visitors will find on the quayside stands of artists, naval modellers, craftsmen and representatives of the world of traditional seafaring.

Curated by Daniela Cavallaro, Yacht & Garden is promoted and organized by S.S.P. Port Development Company Srl.

Admission to the event, the ample parking and participation in the collateral events are free.

Furthermore, free trolleys will be available to visitors for transporting purchases, free collection of purchases, a storage area and quick stop for loading purchases into the car, home delivery (for a fee), as well as six catering outlets and four stop food. On weekdays Yacht & Garden can also be reached via the AMT line bus service from Sestri Ponente Station to Marina Genova. On Sunday 21 May the AMT connection will be available free of charge.



Yacht & Garden

exhibition-market of flowers and plants of the Mediterranean garden

Friday 19 (2 – 7 pm), Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2023 (10 am – 7 pm)


Marina Genoa

Via Pioneers and Aviators of Italy

16154 Genoa

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