Elements from different worlds and ages travel and meet.
In sculpture, the wood of non-native plants meets materials permeated by colours that change their appearance.
Plants of other times, such as Acanthus, Crocosmia, Reineckea, live in a contemporary space where nature meets cement. And finally the element of water, which with its constant movement is an indispensable carrier for the colonization of new environments by the vegetable kingdom.
Design and set up by
Mirco Colzani Garden Designer . Giussano (Mb) . mircocolzani.com
Fondazione Minoprio . Vertemate (Co) . fondazioneminoprio.it
Plants nurtured by
Vivai Cappellini . Carugo (Co) . cappellinipiante.it
Perennial herbaceous plants
Azienda Agricola Erbe e Fiori . San Paolo (Bs)
Metal works by
Grippi Anna & C . Erba (Co) . grippiannalattoneria.com
Stone chippings by
Fornace Fusari . Mariano Comense (Co) . fornacefusari.com
Attilio Tono . Milano . attiliotono.com
The designer Mirco Colzani, some nursery farmers and students from the Minoprio Foundation will wait for visitors in Move n ‘meet and tell them how the garden was born, explain its design philosophy and reveal the secrets about its plants, providing advice on how to grow them successfully.
Only in some moments and unexpectedly …
The luckiest visitors can become carriers of small plants and seeds (while stocks last), transporting and planting them in other places, where they can grow and flourish, giving a little help to our planet.
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
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.