The Netherlands builds its Euroflora garden around the Green City for a Sustainable Future theme

GENOA, Italy: After a break due to Covid-19 last year, the 12th Euroflora opened in Italy on 23 April 2022; the AIPH-approved C-Category flower show will give a massive boost to the horticultural industry in challenging post-pandemic times. The Netherlands will occupy pride of place in the Italian flower show with a Green City for a Sustainable Future Garden, designed by famed Dutch landscape architect Niek Roozen.

Euroflora will run from 23 April until 8 May in Genoa, a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region.

The garden, commissioned by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Italy, tells the story of humans, bees, butterflies, insects, amphibians, plants, flowers, and water living in harmony and contributing to a healthy urban environment with a fair climate and biodiversity.

Roozen took inspiration from round and colourful flower bouquets with the garden arranged in circles -each with a specific colour range and mix of flowers. The design incorporates a pond with water plants, ornamental grasses, perennials and bulb flowers.

Roozen explains the message behind the Dutch garden. “More planting and flowers in cities are paramount to improve the living conditions of all beings. Various studies show that a view of green reduces stress and enhances positive emotions: people become more keen to go for a walk, do sports outside and interact socially, all of which contribute to a healthier and happier life.”

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