- Rome. Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio.
In the magnificent grounds of the music auditorium designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, in an area of more than 25,000 square metres, visitors can dive into a world of plants and flowers, of specially created landscapes, of everything green, all embracing the theme “Il giardino luogo preveggente” (The prescient garden).
There is plenty to see and do here and the festival covers many contemporary topics like making the most of urban spaces, and hanging gardens, also providing learning workshops for children, and practical garden courses.
The programme also includes two landscape contests, “Avventure Creative” (creative adventures), all about temporary gardens, and “Balconi per Roma” (balconies for Rome), for the under-30s, the brief requiring experimental ideas for balconies in the city.
This event is an absolute must if you love the verdant green of plants and landscape, with everything taking place in the splendid setting of the Parco della Musica, the Italian capital’s large, beloved music park designed by Renzo Piano, a project that is much more than just a place to make music, it is a common ground for culture and city.
Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio, from 16 to 18 May 2014
Location: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma
Opening times: from 10 am to 8:30 pm
Photography: Courtesy of Barbara Manto & partners