|camelias sitting on grass; a simple but effective display|
|lovely colour scheme at this stall|
|terracotta garden ornaments - nicely crafted if a trifle twee|
|traditional Tuscan baskets made from strips of chestnut wood|
|Some of these reminded us of the Disney Sorcerer's Apprentice's broom; the craftsman was making them on the spot|
|pretty display of dianthus; pinks|
|dappled shade and grass make for a simple, attractive presentation|
|just six of maybe 100 bean varieties on display|
|Academy of the Abstinence Soup of Lucca|
|aged, rusty garden furniture looked rather appropriate in this setting|
|a corner for garden machine-lovers|
There is plenty of parking in the area surrounding the city.
Entrance fee: 6 euros and 3 euros for children and seniors.
There are a few stalls with food but if you want to take a bite for lunch in town they give you a bracelet so that you can return at leisure.
Several conferences and presentations (such as 'Three New Camelia Varieties' and 'Beans for the 3rd Milleniium') were scheduled. There is a small playpark for children and an exhibition (this year entitled 'Jack and the Magic of Beans') specifically for children.
The brochure supplied with your ticket includes a list of all the nurseries and producers.