Committees and evaluation process


In order to spread culture and passion for an avant-gardening, to stimulate a high-quality production and presentation, exhibition spaces will be judged by two Committees:
a. Technical Committee will judge variety as well as the rarity of arboreal specimens of the collection, attention to research and detail, etc.
b. Aesthetic Committee will judge staging of spaces, as well as lighting solutions, awarding the best set-up.

The top three awarded by each Committee will be highlighted on next-year event Catalogue, recognisable by the “Excellency” label.

It is recommended a correct labelling of each arboreal sample, as well as a harmonic staging as a whole.

Awards and prizes

Technical Committee (regards only nursery farmers)
“Collection Award”
goes to the most impressive collection
“Super specimen Award” goes to the best research
“Rarity Award” goes to the best plant, because new or rare

Aesthetic Committee
“Best set-up Award”
goes to the best set-up (garden or products shown presented with a previous project)
“Best products set-up Award”
goes to the best non-nursery farmer exhibition space ( a simple but effective and harmonious disposition of products on show)
“Best plants set-up Award”
goes to the best nursery farmer exhibiting space

The 2018 exhibitors will be awarded with origami made with vintage hand-painted paper, signed by “Marigami – Marinella della Toffola” exclusively for Orticolario.
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“Gardenia per Orticolario Award” to the nursery, the exhibitor or the “memorable” installation of the Orticolario edition.

“Creative Spaces”

Awarding Commission will judge creations following parameters will be published on the competition announcement for the International Competition “Creative Spaces” for Orticolario.

Awards and prizes

“La Foglia d’oro del Lago di Como” Award goes to the best exhibit

It is conceived and realised exclusively for Orticolario by Gino Seguso of Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso.
The prize is a curvaceous vase blown on Murano island (Venice) in which floats a golden leaf decorated with gold 24k.
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The winner is awarded with the prize that will be placed at show in Villa Carlotta on Lake Como after few month, until Orticolario’s next edition.

“Experience Award”goes to the space that best can tell a story…communicates…touches
“Art Award” goes to space where art and nature and even different languages coexist in the best way
“Great Italian Gardens Award”goes to space where shapes and light best express tradition and innovation altogether
“Footprint Award” goes to space best designed with a specific attention to the materials innovation and environmental sustainability. Exhibit is evaluated by accredited journalists
“Villa d’Este Award” where style and elegance combine in a timeless tradition

The 2018 Creative Spaces will be awarded with ceramic sculptures signed by “Le Terre della Torre”, designed and made exclusively for Orticolario. | leterredellatorre.it |

“Villa Carlotta Award” to promote art in the garden, where nature and human ingenuity may harmoniously coexist

Visitors’ Committee
“Visitors’ choice Award”
goes to the garden or installation has chosen by Orticolario visitors

Winners of previous editions are online inside “Archivio edizioni” of Italian website.