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Cervia Garden City

Cervia Garden City

50th edition. Europe’s largest floral outdoor art display

Cervia Garden City, Rotonda 1° Maggio

"Cervia takes you to the sea along its many gardens reminding of towns and cities far away”, so Tonino Guerra masterfully summed up the significance of the event.

The largest open-air floral art exhibition in Europe will continue this year to make Cervia a flowery and unique city for its beauty, hospitality and care for greenery.


7th and 8th May 2022

Milano Marittima - Viale Gramsci and Rotonda 1° Maggio

Preview of the 50th anniversary of Cervia Garden City

by Giardini d'Autore


Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata

Set-up of the gardens

From May to September

Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata

Europe's largest open-air floral art exhibition

Exhibition of floral arrangements made during the month of May by more than 60 cities and institutions participating, distributed in various points of Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata.

Cervia Città Giardino - Licia Colo' per inaugurazione 50^ edizioneInauguration

Tuesday 14th June the 50th edition of Cervia Garden City inaugurates with the presence of Licia Colo'

Cervia Garden City, 50-year logo

Cervia Garden City Inauguration

Cervia - Rotonda della Pace, Lungomare G. D'Annunzio
4.30 p.m.

Award ceremony of the participating cities and institutions

and unveiling of the 50th anniversary plaque "The Cities of Cervia Garden City Embrace Peace".
Guests of honour Italian partners of ICAN:
Lisa Clark, Co-President International Peace Bureau and
Daniele Santi, President Senzatomica Committee.

Milano Marittima - Rotonda 1° Maggio
9.30 p.m.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Dance and music show
Guest of honour Licia Colò, 2004 City of Cervia "Green Ambassador" Award.


Cervia Garden City, Roma garden - Ph. Gianni Castellani


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, that started in the early 1970s, has taken on an international character.

In recent years, over 60 teams of gardeners came to Cervia, representing Italian and foreign cities, companies, organizations, schools and associations, 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 floral art exhibition, accessible at any time of the day from May to September, until the next spring, when the look of the floral city is adjusted again. This is an exhibition that spreads 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 and innovations in the management of public and private green areas.

Throughout the summer, over 350,000 flowers and plants, 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 can be admired while walking around the city.

The soul of 'Cervia Città Giardino' has always been to send a message of joy and hope with flowers. Flowers are synonymous with peace and friendship between peoples, and all this has been possible thanks to the many cities, associations and green companies that have shown us affection and friendship, giving us plants and flowers to keep alive the tradition of the ‘Maggio in Fiore’ (May in Bloom), showing that our city continues to look ahead, with an explosion of colors that flourish after the darkness of the storm and that represent a bridge that unites us as a symbol of hope and rebirth.


Comune di Cervia - Servizio Verde


inauguration 14th June
flower arrangements from May to September 2022


Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata


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