June 24, 25 ,26
Garden & Landscape Fair
"Feria" of plants and gardens to be held in the grounds
and palace of Sobrellano, in the seaside resort of Comillas from 24th
- 26th June
A garden will be the unusual setting for the
most ambitious fair on the economic and cultural potential of the
garden and Landscape of Cantabria. The fair will gather the rnost
important exhibitors aid prestigious lecturers from 24 to 26 June.
The fair is under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Cultuie, Tourism
and Sports of the Govemment of Cantabria and the City Hall of Comillas.
The three hectares of Gardens of the Sobrellano Palace in Comillas
will host between 30 and 40 exhibitors and thousands of visitors during
the 2005 Fair devoted to the sector of Garden and Landscape, a field
that counts with a great future all over our Comnunity. The presence
not only of the most important regional and national companies but
also of important lecturers together with practical demonstrations
will ensure a great interest for professionals,institutions and families.
Because of the variety of exhibitors and the characteristics of the
tradefair, this event is aimed at a wide range of people. There will
be elernents of interest on gardening, landscaping, horticulture and
forestry and the sectors implied: tourism, environrnent, etc. aswell
as for amateurs and alt those interested in the new environmental
trends According to the organization the aim of the fair is to”
cultivate, inform and spread the benefits of plants, creatures with
we live closely together here in Cantabria, and promote the development
of activities combining the conservation of nature and the human action
in an inteiligent, sustainable and planned way.
“To create a merry space in which professionais can show the
quality of their products and services and help us to give Caniabria
an image of quality and eagerness of innovation which attracts the
attention of the sector throughout the country as well as garden and
nature enthusiasts from al! over , creating a source of interest which
brings iniciatives and new ideas and increases our awareness and responsibility
The choice of the Gardens of the Sobrellano Palace comes up to the
aim of connecting culture and industry, art and nature, converting
this event in a tourist attraction that will consolidate and grow
eventually. The strong cultural and informative character does not
prevent it from being also a perfect place where companies can meet
clients and do business.
The second professional
cross-discipiinary meeting in Cantabria
In the professional fie!d, this fair wants to
become a reference for the rneeting of professionals who develop their
activity in the more and more dernanding and diversified world of
The presence of a wide number of exhibitors in the field s of Forestry,
Horticulture, Gardening and Landscaping, guarantes the professional
visitor meeting all the people involved in the creation of a garden
as well as in the intervention and maintenance of the !andscape. A
group of professionais and companies that work in this fleid with
an enthusiasm which goes further than business
The singu!arity of the environrnent- the beautiful Park and Gardens
of tbe Sobrellano Palace- will turn the meeting of the most prestigious
manufacturers and landscape gardeners from Cantabria and from the
rest of the country into an original and different fair. The attractiveness
of the environment gives a greater possibility to display of the production
of the region, trends and novelties.
An airn of the
fair is to promote and renew the tradition of nursery
Further from the strict exhibition, Conferences
and Round- Table Conferences occupy a special place in the cultural
programrne. At these conferences, professionals will be able to meet
and share experiences with technicians, business people and institutional
representatives involved in this fleid.
An added value
for the demanding amateur
The fair is an exceptional and unique occasion
for the amateur to have a complete vision of the different aspects
involved in the process of creating a garden; gain access to the trendiest
techniques through the testirnony of the professionais who will make
practical demonstrations and also an occasion to buy products and
services with the g arantee of getting them in the most suitable environment
and with the best advice.
It will be an occasion to bring laymen near situations such as those
in France or Engiand, where private gardens are open to the public,
discuss about creative investigation in growing, care and maintenance
of trees, gardens and vegetable gardens or the current intervention
on the landscape, etc.
One important goal of the round-table conferences is to let amateurs
know interesting and real experiences providing them good pieces of
advice to get a deeper knowledge of the field.
A unique rneeting
point for plant and landscape lovers
The organization aware of the increasing interest
of the society of Cantabria in the environmental values, want this
fair to provide the non-professional visitor with
informative, educational and entertaining elements which make them
conscious of the importance and interest in green spaces and the social
importance of the landscape.
This aim will be achieve thanks to physical and sensorial approach
to plants, and to the professional advice for their care, letting
them know attractive infonnation about the long tradition of the gardens
in Cantabria: characteristics, location and etc.
A colourful festival that makes the visitor appreciate the cultural,
economic and social importance the landscape has for all the people
in our community as well as for the thousands of tourists who visit
us every year looking for the unique attractiveness of Cantabria
dates and opening times
It will take place in the Gardens of the Sobrellano
Palace in Comillas ( Cantabria) from the 24 to the 26 of June and
it will be open from 1 1;00 to 2 1:00. The venue has 3 0,000 square
metres of space with outstanding trees and very good conditions to
welcome the visitors to the event.