Green love: the 2023 summer events between gardening and forest bathing

Summer and spring in colors and scents. One of the ways to enjoy the summer is to take advantage of the numerous events and appointments that are organized in the greenery of this period ville, parks, castellito which are added initiatives for botany enthusiasts such as market exhibitions oh garden themed festival. An unusual reading of our territory, which often reveals unknown and fascinating treasures. Let’s discover them together.


A Giarre, in the province of Catania, the fourth edition of the has already started Radicepura Garden Festivalthe international event dedicated to the Mediterranean landscape which involves great protagonists of landscaping, art and architecture, young designers, scholars, institutions, companies.

Until December 3rd, in the Radicepura botanical park it will be possible to visit fifteen gardens and four installations. This year’s theme, proposed by the artistic director Antonio Perazzi, is The garden of plants: the projects on display in fact enhance the botanical element, with the intention of promoting a new concept of garden, in which a sincere relationship with plants and the environment is put in place on a daily basis.

Radicepura Garden Festival. Photo Alfio Garozzo


Villa Carlottaa Sandwich on the Lake Como, has already opened its season, full of events as always. Among these, the exhibition is interesting Sun dial. Stefano Arienti at Villa Carlottawhich is a personal exhibition of the artist. Until 10 September it will involve the rooms of the museum and the garden with a reflection on the concept of the sundial, designed for a naturalistic context such as that of Villa Carlotta.

Sun dial. Stefano Arienti at Villa Carlotta. Photo Walter Carrera

Il 3 Junemoreover, will be held Bamboo my love, which opens to visitors not only the villa’s bamboo forest, but also a path to enjoy some Japanese-style works dedicated to the theme. Anyone wishing to take advantage of these appointments to add a visit to the garden will find the flowering of camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses and hydrangeas waiting for them.

The new edition of Cross Festival provides a widespread program of events united by the combination of greenery and creativity. Among the many, we point out Art, Nature and Bodya free workshop organized on 1st of June a Villa Juliaa Verbania on the Lake Maggiore, with Daniel Kok and Luke George. The artists will reflect on the benefits of coexistence with nature and will stimulate a moment of sharing on the habits regarding plants, for this they extend the invitation to the participants to bring their own.

Interior Green Festival - Casa Arata
Green Interior, Casa Arara, Piacenza. Green Interior Photo

Thirty gardens will be open to celebrate the first edition of Green interior a Piacenzato be held Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June. Courtyards, courtyards and urban gardens available to visitors, but also imposing noble residences and a gem: the exceptional opening of the private gardens of Casa Arata, created by the same owner, the architect Giulio Ulisse Arata.


L’Oasi Zegna in Piedmont it is known for its colorful and spectacular landscapes. The lower part (which starts from Trivero Valdilana at about 800 m and includes the Conca dei Rododendri) from mid-May to the first half of June welcomes the spring blooms, while the upper part (around 1400 m) awakens with snowdrops and daffodils. This is the background for various activities, among which we point out the Forest Bathingconducted with the support of CSEN-certified Shinrin-yoku instructors, and the Flower Bomb of the 21 maggioor rather a guided day tour in which to cycle around 20 kilometres, pausing to admire the glimpses of Monte Rosa and the most beautiful panoramas of the Biella Alps.

Oasi Zegna, Conca dei Rododendri Cascina Caruccia. DJI drone photo

Rows of pink, blue, purple, lilac, white lavender against the backdrop of Assisi. It is the offer of Lavender Festival which takes place for four summer weekendsthe last two of June and the first two of July. A fragrant and colorful itinerary that also includes the garden of ornamental sage and that of medicinal plants. It is also possible to book a picnic dinner in the middle of the rows and enjoy the landscape.


For those who are passionate or intrigued by orchidsin the council chamber of the Municipality of Acein the province of Como, the June 25th l’Orchid Show offers the opportunity to buy garden and windowsill specimens, as well as observe live a private collection of Colombian orchids, some varieties of which are unique in Europe. An orchid health clinic suggests advice on caring for these flowers, while demonstrations on repotting and pruning answer more specific questions about their maintenance.

Water flowers at Villa Taranto. Photo Villa Taranto.

Water flowers strangers. You can admire them live from June to Augustwhen they bloom at Villa Taranto Of Verbaniaon the Lake Maggiore. The chapel area and the upper part of the garden are the setting for magnificent water lilies, such as the Director Moores, with their characteristic blue color tinged with purple, and the Lotuses, which have populated the ponds of the Nile valley since ancient times. Do not miss the Lotus flower, also called Nelumbo or Sacred Lotus: used in Chinese, Ayurveda and Asian medicine, it is considered a sacred flower for its symbolism in Buddhism and Hinduism.


Al Miradolo Castlea San Secondo di Pinerolotime seems to stop. Thanks to the silence and the cozy green corners it offers, where throughout the year the Cosso Foundation organizes a dense list of appointments. Of the summer program we point out the initiatives of cinema in the park oh pic nic seralibut not to be missed is the now traditional concert at dawnwhich this year will take place on June 25thto welcome the arrival of summer on the notes of Music for 18 musicians by Steve Reich performed by Avant-dernière pensée. The use of the concert takes place via headphones, to allow spectators to concentrate on the development of the score as the surrounding landscape changes, passing from the dark of the night to the sunrise.

Masone labyrinth

Lose yourself in the greenery and music. That’s what the third edition of literally promises Losti.e. the Labyrinth Original Sound Track music festival to be held from 30 June to 2 July In the Masone labyrinth Of Fontanellato (Parma). The festival explores the most interesting international expressions of contemporary music, offering a listening experience immersed in the world’s largest green labyrinth.


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