Radicepura Garden Festival is the first international event dedicated to Mediterranean garden design and landscape architecture, and it will involve young designers, institutions, firms, and great protagonists of landscape art and architecture.

The Festival is conceived to recognize the importance of nature as a development engine for the planet, through initiatives, events and cultural languages: from music to artistic installation, from horticulture to food and wine events.

Until October 21st, in Radicepura botanical gardens, fourteen gardens will be open to the public, specially created with original plants cultivated by Piante Faro: a nursery with 800 species and over 5000 varieties set up more than fifty years ago by Venerando Faro, today head of the company with his sons Mario and Michele.

Sicily is the ideal home for this first biennial event concerning Mediterranean gardens: at the foot of Etna, Radicepura aims to enhance the outstanding local botanical features, the climate, the soil and the water, ideal conditions that allow the vegetation to grow more vigorously than elsewhere. At the heart of the festival is a celebration of the garden, not only for its aesthetic and cultural value, but also for its role as the ideal place to stand still and really look at the beauty – in this case – of the Region of Sicily. Through a personal interpretation of the Mediterranean Experience – the theme of the first festival –an event will be created that brings together art, food and wine connoisseurship, and the protection of the environment, as constituent parts of an extraordinary territory.

the organizers

Piante Faro

Piante Faro started producing ornamental plants 50 years ago on the slopes of Mount
Etna, from a seed of passion and love for plants and nature.
Today it covers 600 hectares (1,500 acres) and stands out as a leader in production and exportation of Mediterranean, subtropical and for arid climates plants. Its headquarters are located in Giarre, Sicily, and here is where the company have their roots. Their branches, instead, have expanded globally and have made them the leaders in the garden industry in the entire Mediterranean region and the perfect partner for the most demanding garden designers.

Fondazione Radicepura

Fondazione Radicepura pursues social inclusion by protecting and enhancing nature and the environment. Through a widespread education and scientific research, the main purpose of the foundation is to save biodiversity and enrich itself with different botanical varieties, which represent a collective good for many reasons: culture, tourism, environment, science and education).
The study of environmental adaptability of the species is another paramount point. According to such study, it is possible to identify the most appropriate and innovative farming methods for native species, in line with the principles of natural agriculture.
Moreover, Fondazione Radicepura aims at spreading the culture of gardens and the respect for biodiversity.

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 25/04/2017

  • Street market with Mediterranean plants and gardening accessories
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 24/04/2017

  • Street food market
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Orange kids show by Oranfrizer
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 21/04/2017

  • Opening and Ribbon cutting ceremony
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 21/04/2017

  • At : 10:30 am - 11:15 am

  • Gardening class
  • Events
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 21/04/2017

  • At : 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Gardening class
  • Events
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 21/04/2017

  • At : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Il giardino facile Conversation with Paolo Pejrone, Michel Péna and Emanuela Rosa-Clot ab...
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 21/04/2017

  • At : 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Storia di un’amicizia. Conversation with Sarah Eberle and Kamelia Zaal
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 21/04/2017

  • At : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • La Sicilia in giardino. Conversazione with James Basson and Antonia Cristaudo about rare a...
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 22/04/2017

  • At : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Passeggiata in giardino. Walk with Pablo Georgieff, artistic director of the Radicepura Ga...
  • Walk

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 21/04/2017

  • At : 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Marella Ferrera introduces In Fiore
  • Night Events
Opening M&F Museum&Fashion

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 25/04/2017

  • Street market with Mediterranean plants and gardening accessories
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 24/04/2017

  • Street food market
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Orange kids show by Oranfrizer
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 22/04/2017

  • At : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Passeggiata in giardino. Walk with Pablo Georgieff, artistic director of the Radicepura Ga...
  • Walk

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 10:45 am

  • Gardening Class
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • La Macchia prende vita: performance by Donatello Chirico
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Gardening Class
  • Events
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 22/04/2017

  • At : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Alfio Bonanno explains his works. Interview by Gianluca Collica
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 22/04/2017

  • At : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Conversation between Alfio Bonanno and François Abelanet. (Pablo Georgieff moderator of t...
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • Mediterranean sunset Garden cocktail
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 25/04/2017

  • Street market with Mediterranean plants and gardening accessories
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 24/04/2017

  • Street food market
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Orange kids show by Oranfrizer
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 10:45 am

  • Gardening Class
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • La Macchia prende vita: performance by Donatello Chirico
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Gardening Class
  • Events
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 22/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • Mediterranean sunset Garden cocktail
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 23/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • At : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Il lato verde delle moda: conversation with Stefano Passerotti and Marella Ferrera about a...
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 23/04/2017

  • End : 23/04/2017

  • Latte Art Junior Lab (by Moak)
  • Garden experience
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 25/04/2017

  • Street market with Mediterranean plants and gardening accessories
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 24/04/2017

  • Street food market
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 24/04/2017

  • End : 24/04/2017

  • Photography workshop with Marianne Majerus The Mediterranean essence through the camera....
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 24/04/2017

  • End : 25/04/2017

  • At : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Eros in giardino, conversation with the psychologist and sexologist Valeria Randone
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 21/04/2017

  • End : 25/04/2017

  • Street market with Mediterranean plants and gardening accessories
  • Garden experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 24/04/2017

  • End : 25/04/2017

  • At : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Eros in giardino, conversation with the psychologist and sexologist Valeria Randone
  • Talk
  • Radicepura - Glasshouse

    Day

  • Start : 26/04/2017

  • End : 26/04/2017

  • The Salone Internazionale del Florovivaismo becomes a system. Case History: Giardino Itali...
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 28/04/2017

  • End : 30/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Orange kids show by Oranfrizer
  • Garden Experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 28/04/2017

  • End : 28/04/2017

  • Sicilia en Primeur
  • Garden Experiences

    Day

  • Start : 29/04/2017

  • End : 29/04/2017

  • At : 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Sicilia en Primeur. Wine Tasting
  • Garden Experiences
The ticket prize is 20 euros and includes the entry to the festival and wine tasting

    Day

  • Start : 28/04/2017

  • End : 30/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Orange kids show by Oranfrizer
  • Garden Experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 28/04/2017

  • End : 30/04/2017

  • At : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Orange kids show by Oranfrizer
  • Garden Experiences
  • Radicepura - Giardino della Dieta Mediterranea

    Day

  • Start : 30/04/2017

  • End : 30/04/2017

  • At : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Gardening class

    Day

  • Start : 30/04/2017

  • End : 30/04/2017

  • At : 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Gardening class

    Day

  • Start : 01/05/2017

  • End : 01/05/2017

  • Mediterranean BBQ
  • Garden Experiences

    Day

  • Start : 01/05/2017

  • End : 01/05/2017

  • The Green Riff, rock concert
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 01/05/2017

  • End : 01/05/2017

  • At : 11:00 am - 12:00 am

  • Gardening class

    Day

  • Start : 01/05/2017

  • End : 01/05/2017

  • At : 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Gardening class

    Day

  • Start : 13/05/2017

  • End : 13/05/2017

  • Guided tours
  • Garden Experiences
At 11.00 am, 01.00 pm, 03.00 pm and 05.00 pm.

    Day

  • Start : 14/05/2017

  • End : 14/05/2017

  • At : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • The Sicilian plants in the Mediterranean gardens
  • Events
  • Radicepura - Alphes and Arethusa garden

    Day

  • Start : 14/05/2017

  • End : 14/05/2017

  • Mother's day
  • Events
Free ticket and gadget of the Radicepura Garden Festival

    Day

  • Start : 20/05/2017

  • End : 20/05/2017

  • AIAPP National conference
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 20/05/2017

  • End : 21/05/2017

  • Guided tours
  • Garden Experiences
At 11.00 am, 01.00 pm, 03.00 pm and 05.00 pm.

    Day

  • Start : 21/05/2017

  • End : 21/05/2017

  • Opening Alfio Bonanno's solo show
  • Events

    Day

  • Start : 20/05/2017

  • End : 21/05/2017

  • Guided tours
  • Garden Experiences
At 11.00 am, 01.00 pm, 03.00 pm and 05.00 pm.

    Day

  • Start : 22/05/2017

  • End : 22/07/2017

  • Un uomo d’alto fusto. ARTE-NATURA, AUTORITRATTI. SICILIA 2017
  • Exhibition
Alfio Bonanno's solo show by Gianluca Collica

    Day

  • Start : 28/05/2017

  • End : 28/05/2017

  • At : 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • DJ SEt and Happy hour with DJ STELLA KALISPERATOU
  • Events
Wine tasting and dj set. Ticket: 5 euro.
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