'Cervia Città Giardino', the largest open-air floral art exhibition in Europe, will have as its theme for the 51st edition "SUSTAINABLE GARDENS: Future Climate Peace".
This is in fact the fil rouge of the floral arrangements of the fifty en plein air works on display in various points of the city of Cervia, until next September. An artistic journey made of sculptures, expressions, compositions, figures, abstractions that are assembled in original gardens in which to walk, marvel and get excited through hundreds of thousands of plants and flowers.
The municipality of Cervia, through this international event, with its gardens inspired by the climate emergency, peace and the future, can continue to offer a high-quality “Green” product that is sustainable, cultural and social at the same time.
Guests (cities, institutions, associations and Italian and foreign companies) will be invited to design a garden using shrubs, perennials, annuals more resistant to drought and replacing grass with other elements that require less water and maintenance and preferring to insert elements infrastructural structures of natural origin or made with recycled materials.
A group of young designers graduated from the University of Pisa will be involved who will create a green area in Tagliata di Cervia without an irrigation system using dry garden techniques.
Furthermore, between May and September numerous collateral initiatives will be organised, which envisage the involvement of a series of actors operating in the environmental, wellness, culture and sport sectors, capable of intriguing and bringing everyone together, from children to adults, rediscover and discover a new relationship with nature and natural beauties, in a logic of sustainable use.
“Being in harmony with others is the supreme beauty of life, it is like a wonderful flower.”Daisaku Ikeda
Cardinal Zuppi guest of honor in Cervia Città Giardino.
Also present the Ukrainian city of Ternopil.
Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi will be the guest of honor, in live streaming, at the inauguration ceremony of Cervia Città Giardino, organized for Thursday 15 June to bring together and thank all the Italian and foreign cities that take part in the traditional event, now in its 51st edition.
The archbishop of Bologna and president of the Italian Episcopal Conference enthusiastically accepted the invitation of the mayor Massimo Medri during a meeting that took place in the regional capital in recent days.
The event on June 15 will take place in Viale Roma, near the Rotonda della Pace and this year too will put the spotlight on the theme of peace between peoples and the repudiation of war. The presence of Cardinal Zuppi will be a significant added value in launching a message of peace and solidarity, especially towards the Ukrainian people, tormented by war for over a year.
At the Cervia Città Giardino event, which every year attracts over 50 Italian and foreign realities, the Ukrainian city of Ternopil will also be present to represent the whole nation.
Cardinal Zuppi and The Mayor of the Municipality of Cervia Massimo Medri
An event that unites flowers, people, nature and cultures
Much more than beauty: these are all the values on which Cervia Città Giardino is founded
Enhancement of the Urban Environment
The Land that unites Cultures
The safeguard of Flora and Fauna
Green Spaces, Meeting Spaces
The Largest Open Air Floral Art Exhibition in Europe
Cervia Città Giardino is the largest open-air floral art exhibition in Europe, a reference point for architects and green technicians from all over Europe. Born from an idea of Germano Todoli and carried out by his son Riccardo, the exhibition, born in the early 1970s, has taken on an international character.
In recent years, over 60 teams of gardeners representing Italian and foreign cities, companies, organizations, schools and associations have arrived in Cervia to decorate the most beautiful spaces in the area for the tourist season.
The work of this international team has given life to an open-air exhibition, which can be used at any time of the day from May to September, until the change of the following spring, when the new floral look of the city is fine-tuned.
This is an exhibition spread over public areas throughout the Cervia area. Over the years, technicians, experts and master gardeners from Italy, Europe and the world have transformed flower beds and gardens into real works of art, experimenting with unique techniques and floral innovations, creating an opportunity for comparison and exchange of creativity. , methods of intervention, methods and innovations in the management of public and private green areas.
Over 350,000 flower plants and thousands of square meters of turf, sculptures, exciting expressions and compositions, figures and geometries, original gardens and incredible floral arrangements, carefully cared for by the Green Service of the Municipality of Cervia, throughout the summer, which they can be admired while walking around the city.
In the last two years due to the health emergency it has not been possible to host in Cervia the green masters of the over 60 Italian and foreign delegations, a city of welcome and integration. Despite the difficult moment, the municipal administration did not want to interrupt the event, managing to carry it out even with a strong commitment on the part of the internal workers.