Gardens Illustrated

Win a trip to Italy's premier garden show Orticolario

Published: July 19, 2019 at 11:48 am

Win a trip to Orticolario, one of Italy’s premier gardening events, held in the grounds of Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, 4-6 October 2019

Orticolario brings a touch of Italian style to the world of gardening with the aim of exploring how nature can inspire. The three-day gardening show is held in the grounds of Villa Erba overlooking Lake Como and brings together top designers, nurseries and garden product companies all with an eye to the very best in gardening, art and design. The show encourages visitors to bring colour, scent and new creations to the fore in their own gardens, no matter how large or small.


Held in early autumn, the show will allow visitors to view show gardens from an international selection of designers exploring the theme of ‘creative spaces’. Expert nurserymen will be on hand to offer advice on the best plants for late season interest, and there’s seasonal food and drink to be savoured.

To find out more about the show and events taking place, go to

Enter our competition for the chance to win a weekend trip to Lake Como, for two people, including a visit to Orticolario garden show as VIP guests.

The prize (for two people)
• Flights: out London to Milan on 4 October 2019; return Milan to London on 6 October 2019.
• Transfers from and to Milan airport.
• Two nights’ stay in Cernobbio (within walking distance of the show) in a double room, with breakfast and dinner included.
• Tickets for Orticolario garden show on Saturday 5 October with lunch in VIP area within Villa Erba.
• Como city tour or boat trip or tour of Lake Como’s villas with lunch on Sunday 6 October.

Complete the form below - making sure to read the Terms & Conditions.


Closing date 31 August 2019

This competition has now closed

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