Flowers on Display
Mercato Primaverile ed Autunnale di Piante e Fiori
The Florence Botanical garden is hosting the exhibit Mercato Primaverile ed Autunnale di Piante e Fiori from April 23 to May 1. The exhibit is organized by the Società Toscana di Orticultura, opening hours are 9 a.m. – 7.30 p.m., entrance is free.
The 50 expositors include the best growers from Tuscany and also from other parts of Italy.
This year some important novelties will be showcased, such as the orchids from the northern Italian small town Corazza (in the province of Brescia); the peonies from Tesoniero, a small town in the province of Latina, not far from Rome; and the handmade ceramics made of wrought iron from Tafano, a small town near Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, in the Chianti area.
The exhibit has its origins in 1855, when a similar showcase, attended by hundreds of people and with more than 100 expositors, was organized in the garden of the house of Marquis Panciatichi in Borgo Pinti. Just one year before, in 1854, the Società Toscana di Orticultura was founded in Florence to create an association similar to those already existing in other parts of Italy and Europe with the aim of improving even in Tuscany the quality of all types of gardens.
Giardino di Orticultura
Via Vittoria Emanuele II, 4
Via Bolognese 17
Open: 9 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.