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Cervia Garden City

Cervia Garden City

51st edition. Europe's largest open-air flower show celebrates 51 years. Sustainable Gardens: Climate Peace Future

Due to the weather emergency, the events scheduled for 27th, 28th and 30th May are postponed from 2nd to 4th and 15th June

This is the theme of the 2023 event for about fifty works en plein air on display in various parts of the city of Cervia.
Sculptures, expressions, compositions, figures, abstractions that give life to gardens in which to walk, marvel and be moved by hundreds of thousands of plants and flowers.
Gardens inspired by the climate emergency, peace and the future to continue offering a high "Green" product, sustainable, cultural and social at the same time.
Guests (Italian and foreign cities, organisations, associations and companies) will be invited to design a garden using shrubs, perennials and annuals that are more resistant to drought and replacing grass with other elements that require less water and maintenance and preferring the inclusion of infrastructural elements of natural origin or made from recycled materials.

A group of young designers graduated from the University of Pisa will be involved. They will create a green area in Tagliata di Cervia without an irrigation system using dry garden techniques.

In addition, between May and September, numerous collateral initiatives will be organised, involving a series of players operating in the environmental, wellness, culture and sports sectors, capable of intriguing and attracting everyone, from children to adults, to rediscover and discover a new relationship with nature and natural beauty, in a logic of sustainable enjoyment.

Cervia Città Giardino - MiMa in fiore, locandina 2023



From Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June

Milano Marittima
Rotonda 1° Maggio and Viale Gramsci

Friday from 2.30 to 10.00 p.m.
Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Sunday from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Mi.Ma in Fiore

First edition of the quality market that will dress the Garden City with plants and flowers, greenery and unique colourful installations


Friday 2nd June

Milano Marittima
Rotonda 1° Maggio - 9.00 p.m.

Gene Gnocchi

The comedian "interprets" the city of flowers with a show entirely dedicated to Cervia Garden City


Cervia Città Giardino, locandina inaugurazioneInauguration, guest of honour Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi

Thursday 15th June

Viale Roma, Rotonda della Pace
4.30 p.m.

The cardinal will be guest of honour, in connection, at the ceremony organised to bring together and thank all the Italian and foreign cities taking part in the event.
Once again this year the theme will be peace among peoples and the repudiation of war.
The participation of Cardinal Zuppi will be a notable added value to launch this message, especially towards the Ukrainian people.
The Ukrainian city of Ternopil will also be present at the Cervia Garden City event, representing the entire nation.Cervia Città Giardino, cardinale Zuppi e sindaco Medri

Europe's largest open-air floral art exhibition

from May to September

Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata

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 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.


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


preview from 2nd to 4th June
inauguration 15th June 2023



Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata


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