EUROFLORA 2018, the XI International Flower and Ornamental Plant Exhibition was held from 21 April to 6 May in a very unique outdoors venue, the splendid Nervi Parks overlooking the Gulf of Genoa with its 86 thousand square meters of gardens , 5 km of paths, historic villas and settings with plants and flowers. The event reached record numbers, with all the holidays and the days before the holidays sold out. In addition, over 245,000 tickets were sold during the event.
ANVE – National Association of Exporting Nurseries was there with a 200 sq.m. exhibition area set up with the contribution of its members Buongiovanni Piante, Compagnia del Lago Maggiore, Floramiata, Giorgio Tesi Group, Sicilia Verde, Vivai Spinelli, Terra Alta, Umbraflor, Vivai Capitanio, Vivai Cinelli and Vivai Imperatore and whose furnishings were offered by its partner AICG – Associazione Italiana Centri di Giardinaggio. (Italian Association of Gardening Centers).
Thanks to the on-site staff’s constant commitment, the area won the prestigious prize “For the best-preserved and best-maintained exhibition at the end of the event”, an issue of great significance given the complexity of its management due to the changeable weather.
However, ANVE was also the protagonist in the attractive set-up for the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, which had a very large area measuring 490 sq. m. Here, its exhibition area showcased national floriculture production. Consequently, special gardens with fruit trees, flowering plants, herbs, deciduous trees, tropical and Mediterranean plants, perennials, and grasses from all over Italy were designed and constructed. In addition, there was a promotion for the VivaiFiori quality process trademark, developed through a pilot project between the Ministry and ISMEA. It is now the property of the National Association for the protection of the VivaiFiori Trademark, which has begun certifying companies throughout Italy.
The area was very popular with the public and was easily accessible due to a wooden walkway that was installed and the splendid furnishings with gazebos and relaxation areas offered by AICG – Associazione Italiana Centri di Giardinaggio (Italian Association of Gardening Centers).
Here are the contributing ANVE-associated companies: Buongiovanni Piante, Compagnia del Lago Maggiore, Floramiata, Giorgio Tesi Group, Sicilia Verde, Vivai Spinelli, Terra Alta, Umbraflor, Vivai Capitanio, Vivai Cinelli and Vivai Imperatore, as well as Altiflor and Floricoltura Vivai Michelini- Fattoria Didattica Ludogarden.