Garden Festival: the novelties of the 2018 edition


Garden Festival reaches its second edition scheduled for Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May from 9.30 to 19.30 am in the magnificent gardens and rooms of Castello Quistini in Rovato, in the province of Brescia.
Unmissable appointment also for the sector operators (architects, landscapers, agronomists, gardeners) who will have the opportunity to participate in seminars and meetings with the most famous professionals in the sector to deepen the issues related to contemporary gardening (program within the site web
Among the confirmed guests Luciano Cecchetti, gardener and curator of the gardens of the Vatican and Castelgandolfo, who will tell the feelings and the passion that guide him in the care of the historic gardens of the Vatican. The meetings are organized in collaboration with the landscape design studio Matiteverdi of the agronomist doctor Simone Montani (, AIAPP member (Italian Association of Landscape Architecture), and Valter Angeli (, botanical expert with Forty years of experience in the field of herbaceous perennials and grasses, as well as a collaborator of important landscape designers and gardeners in national and international projects, to spread a correct knowledge of the green and an avant-garde and contemporary vision of gardening.
Garden Festival is the festival of the garden, an event organized by Andrea Mazza ( and Mariangela Mazzeo, which in its first edition attracted over 4000 people and which hosts a rich market exhibition dedicated to plants, flowers , handmade and design for the house and the garden, including collections of rustic orchids, succulents and cacti, kokedama, plants for wellness and health, home furnishings and shabby chic and vintage garden, creative and handmade artists (terrariums in glass, hammocks and vase holder in makramè, bijoux and clothing with natural or floral fabrics, botanical illustrations, animals in recycled iron, vases and artistic ceramics), but also books and manuals of gardening and architecture, products and equipment for the garden, tree climbing, and much more. Check out the complete list of who will participate on the site
There will be many novelties of this second edition: first will be present "Cooking on wheels", beautiful foodtruck that will propose vegan cuisine with hemp, in full green style, which will be added to the tasty dining area managed by Scotti Ricevimenti. There will be a workshop for adults to learn how to make a vase holder in makramè and 4 activities for children of all ages: Animated readings "The animals of the meadow", activities to learn to paint with the earth and two workshops organized in collaboration with "Garden Therapy" project to learn how to make seed bombs and to build a house for insects.
The rose gardens of Castello Quistini, a magical frame that during the month of May gives the flowering of the more than 1000 varieties of ancient, modern and English roses of its garden, known by all plant enthusiasts, to frame the event. , flowers and outdoor trips. Castello Quistini is also a farm and for the occasion it will sell its collection of rose plants.
Garden Festival receives the patronage of the Municipality of Rovato, AIAPP (Italian Landscape Architecture Association), ADSI (Italian Historical Dimes Association) and can count on media partners such as GardenTV.
The gardens of Castello Quistini
The gardens of Castello Quistini are famous throughout northern Italy for the collection of roses present. With over 1000 varieties it is one of the gardens with the most important collection of ancient, modern and English roses. In the garden there are also many other varieties of plants and secret gardens with collections of hydrangeas and ancient fruits.
Nurseries and producers
Plants and flowers will be the real protagonists with producers and collectors of roses, succulents, perennials, carnivores, aromatic collections, orchids, and much more.
Garden furniture
Among the halls and gardens of the castle will be exhibitors with outdoor furniture (gazebo, furniture in iron and outdoor objects).
Handmade & design
Among the halls and gardens of the castle you will discover many artisans and creatives such as carpenters, blacksmiths, artists and young designers.
Products of the earth
Among the gardens will be present several producers with products of the earth (jams, honey, spices and tea).
Refreshment area
Inside the castle there will be a rich refreshment area curated by Scotti Ricevimenti.
Food truck and food corner
Inside the castle will be present "Cooking on wheels", food truck with vegan dishes made from hemp and "Gelateria Cool" with homemade and natural ice creams.

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