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50 years of Cervia Città Giardino dedicated to peace, brotherhood between peoples, sustainability and urban biodiversity

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The values of Cervia Città Giardino resonate in its 50th edition

The soul of ‘Cervia Città Giardino’ has always been to send a message of joy and hope through flowers. Flowers are a synonym of peace and friendship between peoples and all this has been possible thanks to the many cities, associations, green companies that have shown affection and friendship, even in this last period, giving us plants and flowers to keep the tradition of the “May in Bloom”, giving a signal that our city continues to look ahead, with the colors that bloom again after the darkness of the storm, and that represent a bridge that unites us as a symbol of hope and rebirth.

This message of hope continues this year thanks to a special edition, as in 2022 the 50th anniversary of the event will be celebrated, which over the years has taken on an international character, and the City of Cervia intends to celebrate them by enhancing their commitment for environmental and sustainable policies, carried out for half a century, with particular attention also to the themes of peace, disarmament and brotherhood.

The event now known as “Cervia Garden City” was born in 1972 with the name “Maggio in Fiore”, an open-air floral art exhibition, with a very important and innovative theme, safeguarding greenery, nature, biodiversity.

It was therefore decided to organize an edition dedicated to the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary with particular attention to the themes of peace, brotherhood among peoples, sustainability and urban biodiversity, which are among the priorities we face especially in this period, providing a rich program with numerous initiatives thanks to the involvement of a series of actors operating in the environmental and cultural sector, able to intrigue and bring everyone, from children to adults, to rediscover and discover a new relationship with nature and with natural beauties, in a logic of sustainable use, but also with human and cultural value, themes that are increasingly important and current now more than ever.

Being in harmony with others is the supreme beauty of life, it is like a wonderful flower.

Daisaku Ikeda
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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

In order to make cities more beautiful, clean and liveable.

The Land that unites Cultures

There are many languages, values and beliefs. But the language of the land is common to every people.

The safeguard of Flora and Fauna

Still, in many corners of the cities or on the edges of them, there are spaces where nature is free to thrive. Safeguarding these spaces is fundamental for the common good of each of us.

Green Spaces, Meeting Spaces

Since the dawn of time, communities have met in the shade of trees, to enjoy the environment together and collaborate for a better existence.

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.

+350.000 Plants, Shrubs And Flowers

Planted Every Year In Flower Beds And Gardens

+60 Cities, Organizations And Companies

Design And Create New Gardens

+12 Countries From All Over The World

Meet In Cervia At Every Edition

A city that is reborn every year. Starting with gardens.

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