Giardina 2023 opens its doors for the 22nd time from 15 to 19 March 2023. At Messe Zürich, visitors can find out about new products, creative solutions and upcoming trends in garden design from over 200 exhibitors on more than 30,000 m² of exhibition space. In addition, a wide range of event gastronomy, lectures on current topics such as urban psychology and biodiversity, a large special show on urban gardening and much more await those interested.

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Giardina shows the whole diversity of the garden world. Photo: © Werner Mäder, Uetikon

Exhibition Director Verena Zimmermann says: “For more than two decades, Giardina has been an annual highlight for tens of thousands of visitors. I am delighted to be able to bring the popular gardening event back into bloom at the start of spring this year and to once again provide the gardening industry and its creative power with a grand stage.”

Special Exhibition Urban Gardening

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At the special exhibition Urban Gardening, companies and organisations that propagate this new form of gardening will present themselves. Foto: © Werner Mäder, Uetikon

As part of its 2023 “Green up the City” special show on the theme of urban gardening, Giardina and its partner VEG and the City will be showcasing innovative ideas and products for planting urban balconies and terraces on an area of over 600m2. Says Zimmermann: “It has become noticeable how much people in cities long for green spaces – Urban Gardening offers impressive solutions with which even the smallest balconies can be transformed into green, unique, even edible oases.”

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There is a touch of Japan at the stand of Ikebana International, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Ikebana. It organises workshops, lectures and much more. Photo: © Werner Mäder, Uetikon

Gudrun Ongania, Managing Director of VEG and the City, is convinced that “with the special show on urban gardening, she (can) pass on our philosophy even better to the visitors. Nature is close to our hearts. Whether on a small city balcony or a large terrace: an edible, insect-friendly dream garden is possible anywhere! Biodiversity starts at home. This will be shown at this unique special exhibition and visitors will be encouraged to participate.

Exhibition areas with life-size garden artworks and a wide range of offers for life in the garden

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Livingdreams shows a garden like in Mallorca. The company has offices in Meilen near Zurich, Meggen near Lucerne and a showroom with an in-house restaurant in a dreamy garden in Santa Maria in Mallorca, Spain. Photo: © Werner Mäder, Uetikon

In the Giardina Style exhibition area, visitors will be inspired by the fusion of nature, architecture and design. Every year, Switzerland’s best garden designers create impressive 1:1 garden works of art especially for Giardina, and experts present creative and high-quality solutions for gardens, pergolas, terraces and balconies in a curated setting.

A diverse range of plants, floral creations, decorative elements, lighting technology and irrigation options, as well as gourmet products from international brands and BBQ offerings, are on offer in the Giardina Market exhibition area.

“Nature – City – Us” lecture series

On Thursday, 16 March 2023, visitors to Giardina are cordially invited from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to find out more and ask their questions at numerous lectures on topics including urban psychology (lecture by Alice Hollenstein, Co-Managing Director of CUREM & Head of the CAS Urban Management course: “Green in the living environment promotes well-being – what does psychology say?”) and biodiversity (Dr. Ingitta Scapozza, City of Zurich: “Biodiversity and challenges in settlement areas with green measures as well as support programmes of the City of ZH”).

Exclusive evening: Giardina Friday

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A special kind of eye candy is this Piaggio Bar No. 4, equipped with beer tap, icebox, champagne bucket and music system, available at Photo: © Werner Mäder, Uetikon

The dreamlike Garden Worlds offer the perfect setting for an exclusive evening at Giardina Friday. Inspiring encounters and culinary highlights, embedded in a supporting programme, await those interested in a unique ambience on Friday, 17 March 2023 from 5 to 10 pm.

Opening hours and tickets

Giardina 2023 at Messe Zürich, 8050 Zürich is open as follows:

Wed/Thu 9 am – 7 pm Fri 9 am – 10 pm Sat/Sun 9 am – 6 pm 15 – 19 March 2023

Tickets and information are available on the Gardina website.

Parking is available in front of the exhibition building. Additional parking spaces are available in the Messe Zürich multi-storey car park, which is 5 minutes away from the exhibition centre. The multi-storey car park and the route to the exhibition are wheelchair-accessible.