2018 Edition – Eroticism in the garden

The 9th edition of Allariz International Garden Festival is furnishing this space on the banks of the Arnoia river with imaginative projects, to create settings where the chosen designers share their vision of eroticism in the garden.

I’d like to invite you to delight in colours, aromas and textures that enliven the senses, and to enjoy the pleasure these spaces offer, for body and soul.

From May to October, landscaping and gardening are in the air in Allariz. Over these last nine years, we’ve received 225 projects, from 27 countries. This has consolidated a singular initiative, which attracts visitors in their thousands, with numbers growing each year. The theme of the next edition will be “Cinema in the Garden”, and the deadline for project submissions is 30 November.

I’d like to congratulate the employees of the local council on their professionalism in executing this ambitious project, and Allariz High School, for taking part this year as a non-competitor.

 I hope you enjoy your visit and that you’ll let your imagination soar, with echoes of the lyrical poetry of the medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadours, or remembering Álvaro Cunqueiro:

 “Quezáis soñás, amor, coa branca abelaneira
ou co cervo que baixa a beber á ribeira
ou co melro que canta seu vagar na roseira.
Quén amores há,
cómo dormirá?”

Allariz, May 2018
Francisco García Suárez
Mayor of Allariz