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Cervia Garden City

Cervia Garden City

52nd edition for Europe's largest open-air floral art exhibition

52nd edition Cervia Garden City

from May to September

The 52nd edition of Cervia Garden City opens on Tuesday 28th May.

Floral installations in Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata transform the town into an open-air floral work of art.

The gardens, with their colours and numerous installations, become an expression of art and respect for the environment, a symbol of peace and solidarity, a celebration of Rights and Sport.

The event is possible thanks to the participation and collaboration of numerous national and international delegations from different countries and regions of Italy and Europe. Cervia will be transformed into an explosion of colours and scents thanks to the commitment of over sixty teams of gardeners, architects, and masters of greenery.

The gardens can be admired throughout the summer until September.

Mi.Ma in Bloom - preview of Cervia Garden City

25th-26th May

MIILANO MARITTIMA - Rotonda 1° Maggio and Viale Gramsci

The second edition of Mi.Ma in Fiore (Mi.Ma in Bloom), the flower market enriched with displays and installations, returns as a preview of Cervia città Giardino.

Mima in Fiore locandina 2024

Tuesday 28th May

Cervia Garden City Opening Ceremony

CERVIA - Viale Roma, Rotonda della Pace

Opening Ceremony of the 52nd edition in the presence of the national and international delegations taking part in the event.

Guest of Honour H.E. Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Bishops' Conference.


Friendship Concert

Big Band der Musikschule Aalen

CERVIA - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 p.m.

In concert the Big Band of the Aalen Music School (Germany).


In Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella e Tagliata.

Cervia Città Giardino, map 2024


Cervia Città Giardino grafica locandina 2024

Cervia  Garden City, Roundabout Primo Maggio

Cervia Città Giardino, Rotonda Pertini

Cervia Garden City, gardeners at work

A little history of the event

The event, now known as Cervia Città Giardino, was born in 1972 under the name 'Maggio in Fiore' (May in Bloom) around a theme that was decidedly ahead of its time at the time: safeguarding greenery and nature.

Born from an idea of Germano Todoli and carried on by his son Riccardo, it has taken on an increasingly international character over the years, becoming the largest open-air floral art exhibition in Europe and considered among the most important events dedicated to green architecture.

The proposal to take 'Cervia Garden City' as the new name was favourably received by the Municipal Administration in the 1990s, at the suggestion of the then municipal manager Renato Lombardi, during the relaunch phase of 'Maggio in Fiore' (May in Bloom). The proposal was aimed at broadening the time span of May in Bloom to embrace almost the entire year and link it to the historical roots of the 'Garden City'.

Over the course of five decades, masters of greenery from hundreds of Italian and foreign cities, organisations, associations and companies have given free rein to their creativity, creating true works of art in the open air.

The event has propelled Cervia onto national and international stages, so much so that it has won prestigious awards such as the Medal of the President of the Republic, the Gold Medal of the 'Entente Florale Europe' competition, the 'City for Green' award, the 'International Challenge-Communities in Bloom' award, and the 'Flower Town Quality Mark' award.

Cervia Garden City, Roma garden - Ph. Gianni Castellani



from May to September 2024


Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata


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