GENOA, Italy: The Euroflora show began this weekend. Prince Albert of Monaco was among those visiting the showgrounds at Genoa’s scenic Nervi Historic Parks and Museum district.
The bond between Monaco’s Royal family and Euroflora goes back a long way. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco were guests at the first edition of Euroflora back in 1966, and Grace, who was very fond of roses, came back in 1971. A creamy white tea hybrid with petals gently edged with pink carmine, the ‘Princesse de Monaco’, which grows in the Rose Garden in the Parks of Nervi, was named after the Princess. ‘Princesse de Monaco’ is the result of a crossing between Ambassador x ‘Mme A. Meilland’, made by famed French rose breeder Meilland in 1982. The cultivar is a medium-size plant and the perfect tea hybrid for smaller gardens.
With a theme focusing on “A World of Rare Beauty”, this will be the 12th International Exhibition of Flowers and Ornamental Plants in Genova, a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region, from 23 April until 8 May 2022.
The scenic Nervi Historic Parks and Museums – a city district 7km east of Genova’s city centre – will be the open-air stage for nature in all its forms, showcasing examples of magnificent colours, audacious floral geometry, works of art and exotic charm in an evocative context of great historical and landscape value. Euroflora 2022 will be a voyage of rare beauty, where surprise and marvel will accompany visitors through enchanted gardens and breathtaking views of the sea.