Orticolario 2022: unveiled the twelfth edition

The title is “Groncioli di fiaba”, the theme is the “Fiaba” and the protagonist plant is Bamboo.
In addition to these three certainties, also the one that Orticolario will be back in attendance from 29 September to 2 October 2022 at Villa Carlotta in Cernobbio (CO), on Lake Como.
Orticolario is a journey around nature, including gardening, landscape, art and design. Orticolario is not just a garden show, much less an exhibition-market, it is above all a cultural and artistic event for the culture of the landscape that generates a virtuous circle with beneficial purposes.

The guest of honor

This year the guest of honor will be Chantal Colleu-Dumond, director of the fairytale Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, in the Loire Valley, France, and her Festival International des Jardins, an internationally renowned event that welcomes landscape architects and garden designers from all continents.
She will be awarded the “For an Advanced Gardening” 2022 award.

The projects

If the theme is the fairy tale, the central and starting point of Orticolario will be the Central Pavilion, which houses the installation “Reincarnation- Circulation of life. The birth of Kaguya Hime ”, signed by the landscape architect Japanese Satoru Tabata. | | 園 三 Enzo is inspired by the oldest history of Japan, that of Kaguya Hime.
From there, you enter the exhibition center and the installations in the park, inspired by the theme of the year and selected through the international competition “Creative Spaces”: the winner is awarded the “Golden Leaf of Lake Como” award.

Plants, art and design

Do not miss the wide range of rare, unusual and collectible plants proposed by selected national and international nurserymen, as well as artistic crafts. And still art and design installations (in particular the “DehOr. Design your horizon” project, exhibition and relaxation areas created by designers).
How can we forget the program of cultural meetings and educational-creative workshops for children? Rich and varied, Orticolario confirms as the event dedicated to the culture of beauty. Detailed information on Orticolario 2022 on the continuously updated website: http://orticolario.it/category/visitatore/

A day at Orticolario

Orticolario is an excellent starting point for a weekend on Lake Como, definitely suggestive in autumn. And the most glamorous way to reach the event is by lake: a journey through the landscape of the first basin, up to the landing in the park, directly on the jetty of Villa Erba. The shuttle boat service from Como (included in the cost of the ticket) is active on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October ( Info : https://orticolario.it/in-battello/ )
On the hospitality front, moreover, in Cernobbio and its surroundings there is truly spoiled for choice: from the most exclusive hotels in period villas to b & bs for all budgets.

Important note: this year the ticket can only be purchased online.

Orticolario in short

Orticolario 2022: the event on Lake Como is back in attendance

The event dedicated to landscape and nature returns to its original form, in attendance, in the park of Villa Erba, on Lake Como, from 29 September to 2 October. The title of the twelfth edition is “Groncioli di fiaba”, the theme is the fairy tale, while the plant is Bamboo.

Cernobbio (CO), February 14, 2022 – “We don’t need magic for change the world: we already have within us all the power we have need, we have the power to imagine things better than they are ”.
Orticolario borrows the words of the British writer J.K. Rowling to build her reality. As? With all the imagination she is capable of, after two years, she turns the page again by organizing the twelfth edition in attendance, from 29 September to 2 October in the park of Villa Erba, in Cernobbio (CO), on Lake Como.

To give even more value to the return to its original form, it draws on the deepest sources of inventiveness. Here, then, is the title of Orticolario 2022, “Groncioli di fiaba”: in the Tuscan vocabulary the groncioli are the pieces of leftover bread; therefore, the title of the event evokes puddles of pure, uncontaminated, imaginary nourishment. Precious squat, which save from the hunger for fantasy, and which need to be saved, preserved. The theme and the plan of the year follow this concept: the first is the Fairy Tale, the second is Bamboo.

The fairy tale, the theme

From the dawn of time the fairy tale has walked, walked… From one place to another, from memory to memory, from word of mouth. It lives in narration and in listening, it tells the soul of peoples, the flow of existence and its truths, but it is at the same time the territory of the marvelous, where anything can happen. In the initiatory journey of the fairy tale, the landscape – from the forest to the garden – is the scene of events and the creator of metamorphosis, a space where nature, portal towards the supernatural, tells of its ancient relationship with man. “The fairy tale is the mirror that reflects the deepest part of each of us – says Anna Rapisarda, curator of Orticolario. The powerfully intimate and personal freedom to “wear” its meaning allows us to feel it as our own. In the belief that it is not just a question of listening, but of perception “

Bamboo, the plant

When you enter the world of bamboo, you find yourself between dwarfs of a few centimeters to giants up to 40 meters. In Asia, Europe, America and Africa, their people live from sea level to mountain and grow with incredible speed. From an ancient mystery guarded in flowering, to false myths and to the truths, new and old stories echo among the bamboo leaves and canes.
“Bamboo is an extraordinary plant, a grass around which, in Italy, there is misinformation and prejudice – underlines Moritz Mantero, president of the event. It is a plant to be rediscovered, to be enhanced. It is used from the sprouts to the cane and can be used in various ways: as a weaver I also recognize the main role of bamboo as a producer of fiber. It also boasts an incredible number of varieties and various properties, first of all a great ability to purify the air “.

Notes Orticolario

Orticolario, now in its twelfth edition, is the cultural event dedicated to those who experience nature as a lifestyle. Theater of the event is the botanical park of Villa Erba in Cernobbio (CO), a nineteenth-century residence overlooking the shores of Lake Como, the childhood summer residence of director Luchino Visconti. A distinctive feature of the event is the proposal of thematic gardens and artistic installations inspired by the theme of the year, among which the creations of the selected in the international competition “Creative Spaces” stand out.
The event, which in 2019 touched the threshold of 30,000 visitors, is enriched by a wide range of rare, unusual and collectible plants, artistic crafts and design with more than 290 rigorously selected exhibitors, a full calendar of meetings and numerous didactic-creative workshops for children, as well as performances, film screenings in the dungeons of the Villa Antica and floral shows. At the center of the exhibition, art, capable of going further and breaking down the boundaries between inside and outside. During the three days of the event and for the rest of the year, contributions are collected for the Amici di Orticolario Fund, which supports projects for the promotion of landscape culture and for five charitable associations in the area. The next edition will take place from 29 September to 2 October 2022

Orticolario in short

29 September-2 October 2022 Villa Erba, Cernobbio (CO), on Lake Como

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