HISTORY
HISTORY

THE HISTORY OF INSPIRATION

 

 

Euroflora came to be at the end of the 1960s from a moment of inspiration.

Carlo Pastorino, the then president of Fiera di Genoa, imagined an extraordinary event dedicated to flowers and plants. An event equal to the most famous floralies in the world like Gand, Nantes and Budapest. The project was entrusted to Giuseppino Roberto, who, thanks to the efforts of the Genoese and Ligurian flower growers, developed upon the president’s idea and gave life to the first edition of Euroflora: an authentic spectacle of nature.

 

The famous logo

The lettering and logo that have always identified Euroflora were designed in the initial phase, by the creative artist Emanuela Tenti. Two abstract corollas opposites and imperfect, anti-conventional and purposefully imperfect characters were extremely successful, winning international competitions, and were used by engravers and State Stationary institutes in the creation of medals and postage stamps.

AMBITIOUS OBJECTIVES

 

 

Entering the pantheon of floriculture requires ambition and international recognition.

 

On 27 August 1965, from Brussels, Emile Debroise, president of the A.I.P.H., (Associazione internazionale dei floricoltori), authorised the event. Euroflora officially entered the shortlist of the most famous international floralies.

 

 

Competitions

 

From 1966 to the present there have been over 6,300 competitions in Euroflora. Edition after edition, flower growers, plant nurseries, horticulturalists, fruit cultivators, florists, flower arrangers, Italian and foreign landscape architects have challenged each other displays of beauty, technical skill and creativity in what have now become, for all intents and purposes, the Green Olympics.

EDITIONS OF EUROFLORA
1966 – 2018

2018

 

 

Parchi di Nervi

 

The eleventh edition opened the curtain on a never before seen event. Euroflora was transferred to Parchi and Musei di Nervi, a unique and extraordinary setting that can only be reached through public transportation. A true challenge leading to a reflection on the importance of nature and the more authentic respect of the complexity of a historical park overlooking the sea.

Euroflora 2011

2011

 

 

The tenth edition

 

This was the final edition in the pavilions of the Fiera di Genova. Padiglione S, with its iconic circular structure, was divided into four large segments and a central area, each one characterised by an environmental biotope: the desert, Mediterranean scrub, the lake, the tropical forest and guided nature (architecture in the landscape).

Euroflora 2006

2006

 

 

Biodiversity

 

A floricultural voyage along the country and many plants from far away lands like Australia and Madagascar. The 2006 edition, the year in which Euroflora became a member of the AIF – Association of International Floralies – was a concentration of events and initiatives.

Euroflora 2001

2001

 

 

All the flowers of the world

 

Euroflora was an unparalleled spectacle. The images are witness to its magnificence: flowers and plants from all around the world, rare specimens never before seen were showcased together with magnificent artistic compositions. Imposing sculptures, waterfalls and works of art enhanced the event.

Euroflora 1996

1996

 

 

The seventh edition

 

The president of the Republic, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, visited Euroflora, along with other well-known people in politics and television. 750 competitions were organised, with 230 judges from 17 countries.

Euroflora 1991

1991

 

 

Over 760 exhibitors

 

Euroflora is a prestigious showcase calling in 760 national and international exhibitors. This edition also saw a visit by boat from the President of the Republic, Francesco Cossiga.

Euroflora 1986

1986

 

 

Illustrious guests

 

The President of the Republic, Sandro Pertini, and the Italian designer and art collector Marella Caracciolo, wife to Gianni Agnelli, visited Euroflora. The fifth edition saw 730 thousand visitors.

Euroflora 1981

1981

 

 

Over 600 competitions

 

Together with Gand and Nantes, Euroflora cements itself as one of the most awaited events at an international level. Participation in the prestigious flower and plant show increased and technical and aesthetic competitions grew from 393 in the first edition to 620 in 1981. Fashions and new consumer styles were decided at Euroflora.

Euroflora 1976

1976

 

 

International prestige

 

Over 440 thousand visitors and 26 different countries took part in the third edition of Euroflora. The event, which like the previous ones, took place in the Fiera di Genova, attracted journalists and hobbyists from all around the world. Everybody came to Genoa to admire plant and flower compositions of rare beauty.

Euroflora 1971

1971

 

 

Increased participation

 

Five years on from the first edition, there was an increase in exhibitors and visitors to Euroflora. Among the celebrities visiting was the Italian actress Rossella Falk.

Euroflora 1966

1966

 

 

The first edition

 

With 250 thousand visitors and 263 exhibitors from 19 countries, the first edition of Euroflora was an extraordinary success. To enhance the event’s début was an exceptional couple: Grace Kelly and Prince Ranieri of Monaco.