3. “Move n’ meet”

Mirco Colzani, garden designer

The concept

In “move n’ meet” the journey is meeting and discovering what is new, ancient and different.
Here different worlds, the vegetable and mineral ones, meet each other; and here we rediscover “ancient” plants like the acanthus, to decorate a contemporary space.
The sculpture, characterized by ascents and descents, symbolizes the difficulties and the discoveries of each journey.

The interview

What is the last book you read? And what will be the next one?
The education of a gardener by Russel Page. I usually read trade magazines rather than books. Maybe I am wrong, but I find it very useful for my work: thus I can always learn new things and keep my creativity trained.

Your next trip?
Soon I will visit the Chelsea Flower Show and I would also like to take a road trip to the Loire region and the south of Great Britain

Favourite colour?
Usually it is green, but in general I love pastel, antique colours.

What is the plant that matters most to you?
I love Persicaria, elegant and generous. For the same reason, in my garden, the Luzula nivea, by now naturalized, is to be found everywhere. In general, my favourite plants are perennial grasses.

Where would you live?
I would like to live both in Italy and in the UK. I would  not even disdain Denmark, even though I have only seen it in photos so far.

What is your favourite historical era?
The industrial revolution has always intrigued me. Today, however for a better preservation of nature and the environment, I believe it would have been better if it had never existed.

Can you describe in short a scene that represents “beauty and elegance” for you?
Beautiful and elegant is the light of the sunset filtering through the light branches of the plants and highlighting those details that usually go unnoticed.

What is a garden for you?
A place capable of being very generous with those who can understand and love it.

What is the journey for you?
An element of discovery and an indispensable carrier to learn to know and appreciate all that is different and the others. The journey opens your mind and heart and breaks down the walls of prejudice.