Florence’s 2021 Spring Plant & Flower Market

May 28 – June 2, 2021: PLANT & FLOWER MARKET. Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4.  Open 8 am – 8 pm.  Free admission.

It’s finally time to visit the Giardino dell’Orticoltura for the Tuscan Society of Horticulture’s Spring 2021 Plant and Flower fair.  The market features 60 wholesale specialist vendors offering a wide selection of plants, flowers, vases, outdoor furniture and more. This annual event happens to be taking place late due to the COVID restrictions in place before the current vaccination campaign.  In this phase, besides wearing masks, and guests will be allowed to enter at different intervals to accommodate current safety regulations, which include maintaining a distance of a least one meter (3.2 ft.) from each another.  Visitors can stroll through the beautiful garden, with its antique 19th century greenhouse centerpiece and admire the range of products offered.

The fair hosts vendors selling all kinds of flowers, from roses–both ancient and modern varieties–peonies, azaleas, camellias, orchids, rhododendrons and hydrangeas down to more common varieties such as petunias, geraniums and marigolds. Also on display are bonsai, exotic cacti, citrus plants, climbing plants, indoor plants and aquatic plants plus a wide range of herbs.  For those looking for something even more eccentric, carnivorous plants can be found at Un Angolo di Deserto di Castellaneta’s stand.

Returning this year are artisans from Terrecotte Artistiche Toscane selling both new and antique terracotta pots. Several stands will also be exhibiting plant-based soaps and essential oils, organic herbs, natural fibre clothing and a variety of lavender products. On top of this there will be gardening equipment and books, floral prints, lawn furniture, potting soil, fruit trees, berry plants, rhizomes and tulip bulbs available to purchase.  (stephanie d’amelio)

For further information see the website.