From September 30 to October 2, 2011, Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como will host the third edition of Orticolario, a major gardening fair. The Orticolario fair is must see for the green fingered.

Orticolario 2011

By visiting the fair, you will also be helping out local Como charities who will receive some of the proceeds from the event.

Gardening enthusiasts and lovers of fine gardens who visit this celebration of gardening will be greeted by a super-sized greenhouse housing various displays situated a few steps from scenic Lake Como.

An entire section of the exhibition will be dedicated to those looking for ways in which to add a touch of magic to their own gardens.

New to this year’s edition of Orticolario will be the Oasis of Dreams display of outdoor furniture and ornaments in weathered steel designed by Giacomo Sparasci and Anna Maria Miglietta. The display will be situated in the grounds of Villa Erba.

The gardening fair has been organized in conjunction with the Comense and Lombardy Gardening Associations.

For information, in Italian, on admission prices and opening times, please visit the Orticolario website.