A special flower that gladdens the heart, tender leaves opening up on plants, the first warm rays of the sun in the spring: this is all it takes to fall in love with one's own garden. And anyone who shares this particular feeling will find a relaxing contrast to their daily life on their balcony or terrace, or in their garden.
Gardens with a heart are fascinating on account of their natural richness and diversity of species. Soft shapes, carefully chosen garden accessories and sensuous blooms, like violets, campanulas and roses in delicate pink and violet blue, are making their way into modern, architecturally-designed gardens too this season.
Discover how eminent horticulturists and designers are reconciling this highly demanding new theme with contemporary gardens and interpreting it for different-sized outdoor rooms.
Solitary plants attract our attention and trigger emotions. The ideal form for a particular plant lies in the eye of the beholder. Whether filigree, like a pen-and-ink drawing, or wild and nonconformist: as living sculptures, they make their mark on the environment with their growth forms, abundant flowers or autumn colours, occupying centre stage on residential balconies and small terraces and in gardens. The choice of pot is an essential factor when it comes to showcasing solitary plants. Ideal for big, decorative pots are perennial flowering plants like summer phlox and hydrangeas, as well as slow-growing trees with character, including Japanese maples and mountain pines.
An extraordinary selection of exciting solitary plants awaits you at Giardina 2016. Experts from the leading Swiss tree nurseries and garden centres will be pleased to advise you and show you suitable design options – whether for large gardens surrounding detached houses or for compact urban balconies.
The trend towards balcony gardening is continuing unabated: the great interest shown in the design and equipping of balconies, small terraces and sitting areas reflects the wish for an individual piece of nature and gives rise to balcony gardens and small terraces that mark a sophisticated outdoor extension of people's living space. Outdoor rooms offer maximum comfort and enjoyment today – ideally all year round, whatever the weather. This does, however, require carefully thought-out planning and design At Giardina, a special themed section is dedicated to the individual design of limited spaces.
Discover everything about the latest trends first-hand and find the answers to all your questions.