Firenze Flower Show 2019

Exhibition and market of rare and uncommon varieties, free workshops and much more!

From 25 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

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The 2019 edition of Firenze Flower Show will take place on May 25th and 26th at the Giardino Corsini, an unmissable flower market and exhibition of rare plants but also an opportunity to attend many free workshops and courses. After the success of the past editions of the Arezzo Flower Show, this year the festival moves to the Tuscan capital, becoming one of the most beautiful outdoor events of the season. What’s better than spending a spring day outdoors surrounded by plants and flowers? As it is well known, once the grim winter days are over, this is precisely what we all need: a bit of sunshine, greenery and the myriad colors of flowers. The Florence Flower Show in 2019 will feel like a fantastic immersion in the most palpitating and luxuriant nature. And considering this is a time of preparation in gardens and balconies, here you will find many tips, ideas and even a few trade secrets to accomplish this task in the best possible way.

 

Florence Flower show 2019: much more than the usual flower and plant fair!

First of all, don’t expecting the usual flower show in Florence because this event is much, much more than that! To begin with, the exhibitors of the Firenze Flower Show, chosen among the best producers and collectors, will number up to 60. But the real added value of this event is the rare plants that you can admire but also purchase. Some examples? You can find tillandsias, native to Central America and capable, due to their minimal root system, of clinging on such support as tree trunks. Do you know that among their functions they can also purify the air of our flats? If you like aromatic plants, here you will find many of them with both the classical and best-known ones and also very unusual varieties. You will have great fun browsing around the exhibitors’ stalls and maybe doing a bit of shopping for your windowsills and balconies. Among the rare plants in Florence on show at this fantastic flower exhibition there will also be fruit trees of ancient and rediscovered varieties and lots of other interesting things. Speaking of which... do you know that there will also be carnivorous plants? Who knows how many of you will resist the temptation not to put your fingers in them... will you have the guts? On 25th and 26th of May, during this Florence flower show, you will clearly find many flower species, starting with many varieties of roses through to some rare species of hydrangeas, peonies, camellias and orchids. But that’s not all! There will also be succulent plants, aquatic plants and even some bonsai. What’s more, complementing this flower market and exhibition in Florence, there will be some sections dedicated to garden and home furnishings, quality crafts, wellness products and last but not least ... culinary excellences.

 

Florence Flower Show workshop and courses

Do you want to learn something new about plants? Are you already an expert and looking for specific and in-depth courses? Well, at the Flower Show in Firenze you can find lots of workshops and courses and they are all free! The only thing that is required, due to organizational reasons, is for you to register on a dedicated area of the event website. There will also be some events dedicated, to our ‘budding gardeners’. They too can try their hand at the tools of the trade and make so many interesting and stimulating experiences. This said, we would like to highlight the choices offering gardening courses in Florence:

  • Introduction to gardening: teaching quality gardening to neophytes;
  • specialist gardening held by industry experts;
  • gardening for children;
  • Workshops and learning activities for children teaching them about ecology and environmental sustainability;
  • Demonstrations of floral art;
  • Flower therapy and natural wellbeing;
  • Events to discover entomology;
  • Wine tasting and gastronomy workshops;
  • Coursed on cooking with flowers.

 

Giardino Corsini in Florence: a green location in the heart of the city.

Where will this wonderful gardening fair and must-see flower market take place in Florence? In the splendid setting of Giardino Corsini, which is the park of an ancient villa located near the historical center in the Porta al Prato area. For those who don’t know Florence very well, all you need to know is that you can reach it from the Santa Maria Novella railway station in about 10 minutes and that it is served by public transport.

But let's talk about the gardens: they are located inside Palazzo Corsini and are some of the most beautiful and famous gardens in the city, housing works by great sixteenth-century artists such as Giambologna and Buontalenti. The park was designed by Gherardo Silvani on commission from the Corsini family. It was originally an Italianate garden laid out with square hedges and sculptures with bases of different sizes so as to increase the depth perception. In the garden there is also a maze and there are many turtles that derive from a colony that has made this garden their home from the beginning. At the end of the 19th century the Italian garden, according to the fashion at the time, was transformed into an English one with lush bushes and narrow paths surrounded by thick vegetation. The layout of the Italian-style garden has been preserved in the front section with an avenue surrounded by statues. Among the illustrious presences that have sheltered in the shade of its plants are Queen Victoria of England and Margherita of Savoy.

Make sure not to miss this flower show in Italy and use it as an opportunity to spend a beautiful day in the open air in the heart of Florence. Among the upcoming events in the Tuscan city this one must be marked on your diary: so, save 25th and 26th May and spend a nice weekend in Tuscany! I will tell you more! Bring your four-legged friends too, not only are they welcome at the Florence gardening exhibition but they will even entitle you to a discount! Still not convinced? You are right, there is still something missing: some tips to visit the city. There is no problem, we at Toscanainside.com have the answer to that too: take a look at our Florence tours section and you will find many exciting ideas!

 

'Firenze Flower Show' dates: 25th and 26th May 2019

Location: Giardino Corsini, viale F.lli Rosselli 39 - Firenze

Times: 9.30 to 19.30.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff