Cervia Garden City

Cervia Garden City

“To be in harmony with others is the supreme beauty of life, like a marvellous flower.”
Daisaku Ikeda

Cervia Garden City – May in Bloom turns 46!

The 2018 edition of Cervia Città Giardino has ended, we’ll see you again in spring 2019 for an even bigger, beautiful and lush edition of the largest Open-air Floral Art Festival in Europe! Thank you all!


Cervia Città Giardino - Maggio in Fiore - Cervia GArden CIty 2016

The event involves each year more than 60 participants among institutions, schools and various types of reality, especially European cities that compete in green architecture to offer the best and most stunning artworks that can be created with plants and flowers.

The event overcomes the European borders thanks to the participation of the Canadian association “Communities in Bloom”, which annually organizes the “International Challenge” which includes representatives from all over the world. All this leads to a very articulate open-air exhibition, which can be enjoyed at any time of the day from spring to late autumn. Cervia Città Giardino (Cervia Garden City) is a widespread exhibition on public areas throughout the Cervia territory that pleasantly characterizes the city and the landscape.

Download the Program & the Map of the Gardens


Largest open-air floral art exhibition in Europe
From May 26th  to September 30th
An exhibition of floral decorations made during the month of May from over 60 cities and participating organizations, distributed in various points of Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata. The original gardens and floral arrangements will be maintained throughout the summer season by the Green Service of the Municipality of Cervia.

Friendship Concert
May 25th at 9:00 PM – PiazzaGaribaldi / Cervia
Concert by the Aalener Symphonieorchester. From the City of Aalen, twinned with Cervia in honor of the towns and institutions taking part in the 46th edition of “Cervia Garden City – May in Bloom”.

Green Market
May 26th and 27th – Historic Center and Viale Roma / Cervia
Nurseries, plants and flowers, bonsai, succulents and natural products are the protagonists of this market. To enrich the offer, however, there are artistic and craft creations, earthenware, vases and outdoor furniture. An event arrived at its 12th edition, dedicated to gardening enthusiasts, herbalists and natural products. Inside the market, it will also take place a Contemporary Art Exhibition, with flowers painted on the spot in Piazza Garibaldi by painters from “Cervia Incontra l’Arte” Association.

Spring in Bonsai
May 25th– 27th  – Salt Warehouses / Via Nazario Sauro / Cervia
Exhibition of bonsai and workshops by the “Cervia Bonsai” Association

Flowers and Harmony
from May 25th to June 17th – Salt Warehouses / Via Nazario Sauro / Cervia
Exhibition dedicated to the language of flowers by artist Luigi Marzo.

Floral Shop Windows” 2018 Competition
May – Cervia and Milano Marittima
A challenge among shopkeepers of the center of Cervia and Milano Marittima, with the title of most flowered display window at stake! The competition will take place during the month of May and the winner will be decided by an online voting open to the public. Initiative realized in collaboration with the Cervia Centro Consortium and the Proloco.

Walk of the Duke
June 30th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Bosco del Duca d’Altemps / Castiglione di Cervia
Guided tour in the nature by G.E.V. Alteo Missiroli

Art Exibithion “en plein ar”
July 14 from 10:00 AM to 8.00 PM. Opening at 10.00 AM – Bosco del Duca d’Altemps – Via Ragazzena – Castiglione di Cervia
A painting for environment 1968/2018 by Alteo Missiroli.
Musical entertainment by the “G. Rossini “of Cervia – With the Delegate to the Public Green Riccardo Todoli.

The coastal pinewood of Pinarella-Tagliata
18 July at 9:00 PM – Viale Emilia near Pinarella’s pinewood

“AGHI DI PINO” – History, culture, economy, traditions and environment. Meeting about “Cervia Garden City May in Bloom” and “The coastal pinewood of Pinarella-Tagliata”: Current situation and perspectives” in collaboration with ” La mia pineta “Association curated by Renato Lombardi. Speakers of the meetings: Riccardo Todoli, Delegate of the Public Green, Flavia Mazzoni and Emilio Tricoli, Green Service of the Municipality of Cervia.