THE PROGRAMME

BLOSSOMING
MEETINGS

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Friday 25 th September

4:00 PM – Tree-Climbing demonstration with the Barone Rampante

Barone Rampante of Pergiorgio Barbieri, arborist specialized in tree protection, will hold tree care demonstration using the Tree-Climbing technique for foliage interventions and will carry out diagnostic assessments relating to the stability and the physiology of the trees.

Meeting point at the stand of Barone Rampante.


Saturday 26th September

10:00 AM- Tree-Climbing demonstration with the Barone Rampante

Barone Rampante of Pergiorgio Barbieri, arborist specialized in tree protection, will hold tree care demonstration using the Tree-Climbing technique for foliage interventions and will carry out diagnostic assessments relating to the stability and the physiology of the trees.

Meeting point at the stand of Barone Rampante.

11:00 AM – Tour of the park with the guide of Carlo Contesso, garden designer, great landscape designer and execellent botanist

3:00 PM – Courtyard of the Castle Conference

Carlo Contesso on the topic: Hidcote vs. Sissinghurst. Presentation and comparison of two of the most famous Arts and Crafts gardens that have left a mark on modern design.

The topic of the conference has a strong connection with the place hosting the event. The park of the Castle of Grazzano Visconti was designed and built between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century by Duke Giuseppe Visconti of Modrone (1879 -1941) inspired by this cultural movement of reform of the applied arts.

Carlo Contesso – Graduated in Garden Design at the University of Greenwich (UK, 2000) achieved a Master’s in Natural Resources at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA, 2009). Freelance and teacher, he has designed and followed the construction of private gardens in England, Italy and the United States of America and he is curator of the Borgo Plantarum event. In addition to his activity as a designer, since 2006 he has been publishing a column on planting design in “Gardenia” and he has been collaborating with “Corriere della Sera” (Behind the garden) since 2009.

4:00 PM – A tour in the world of bees

A tour in the world of bees? Thanks to Renzo Ciceri of the Apicoltori Riuniti Group, an expert in the field, we will learn more about a mainstay insect for the ecosystem of the entire planet and we will discover how in Grazzano Visconti bees can be reared following completely natural systems.

The tour starts from the stand of Apicoltori Riuniti.


On Sunday 27th September

11:00 AM – A tour in the world of bees.

A tour in the world of bees? Thanks to Renzo Ciceri of the Apicoltori Riuniti Group, an expert in the field, we will learn more about a mainstay insect for the ecosystem of the entire planet and we will discover how in Grazzano Visconti bees can be reared following completely natural systems.

The tour starts from the stand of Apicoltori Riuniti.

12:00 AM – Tour of the park with the guide of Carlo Contesso

Garden designer, great landscape designer and execellent botanist.

Meeting point: next to the stand of Margheriti Piante.

2:00 PM -Tree-Climbing demonstration with the Barone Rampante

Barone Rampante of Pergiorgio Barbieri, arborist specialized in tree protection, will hold tree care demonstration using the Tree-Climbing technique for foliage interventions and will carry out diagnostic assessments relating to the stability and the physiology of the trees.

Meeting point at the stand of Barone Rampante.

3:00 AM – Courtyard of the Castle Conference

A conversation between Umberto Pasti and Federico Forquet on occasion of the publication by Rizzoli International of the book: The World of Federico Forquet: Italian Fashion, Interiors, Gardens (written by Hamish Bowles,  photos by Guido Taroni).

Federico Forquet – Born in 1931 from a Neapolitan family of French origin. When he met Balenciaga he interrupted his career in music to break into the world of haute couture fashion. An eclectic man, in 1972 he closed his atelier in Rome and since then he has dedicated himself to interior design and designing gardens.

Umberto Pasti –  Journalist, writer, garden designer, he divides his time between Milan and Morocco. He is also the author of The Flowering Age, The Academy of Doctor Pastiche, Gardens and not (Bompiani, 2010), Animals and not (Bompiani, 2016) and Lost in paradise (Bompiani, 2018).


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