As part of its 2017 promotion, the Flormart Trade Fair held a ‘Green Press’ Tour earlier this summer. This first event was attended by foreign journalists from this sector including Germany, Poland, Slovakia and the Ukraine. They were given a full immersion into the tradition of Tuscan nurseries between Siena, Pistoia and Montecatini. Here they saw Italian biodiversity, visiting the most important areas of Italian horticulture, but also finding out about the excellence and quality of ‘Made in Italy’ products.
The journey started from Padua, the city of Flormart, and continued to visit the nurseries of Margheriti Piante in Chiusi (Siena), Innocenti and Mangoni Piante, Piante Mati 1909 and Giorgio Tesi Group.
Margheriti Piante of Chiusi (Siena) produces 2,600 species of plants on 300 hectares. The attention to the preparation and packaging of plants also allows the optimization of national and international shipments without incurring the risk of damaging the plants themselves. The covered areas extend to 50,000 square meters and offer a wide assortment of Mediterranean, Australian and tropical plants. Several aromatic plants such as Teucrium, Thymus, Myrtle, Cotton Lavender are produced in the new cultivation greenhouse.
Innocenti & Mangoni Piante, one of the most well known and appreciated Italian nurseries abroad, exports to 45 countries where more than 1,500 varieties, especially in shape, are exported, produced over 300 hectares. Founded in 1950, the company grew up to the present day in terms of extension, size and reputation.
Due to the fashion of the moment on therapeutic gardens and permaculture, the production of aromatic herbs is one of the ingredients of the production of Mati 1909. These are one of the oldest companies in the area, today led by the fourth generation of entrepreneurs with 80 hectares of cultivation as an international reference point for floriculture.
Over 500 hectares of land serve Giorgio Tesi Group, one of the Tuscan giants of ornamental nursery. It has expanded its offer of roses with new patents obtained from international breeders such as Georges Delbard, Kordes, Meilland, Rosen Tantau. Each rose produced by the hybridizers is accompanied by a label of authenticity to guarantee the originality of the variety.