WITH eight months still to go until the gates open on Gardening Scotland 2010, the first Show Garden to be confirmed is set to have an Italian flavour.
Murabilia, the top Italian flower show that takes place twice a year in the historic town of Lucca, is to collaborate with a Scottish designer to create a Tuscan exhibit at the event.
Organisers of Murabilia will be working with regular Gardening Scotland exhibitor, Cameron Elliot, whose company, Primo Landscaping, imports terracotta containers and mature olive trees from Italy.
Last month representatives of Gardening Scotland travelled to Lucca at the invitation of Murabilia to take a stand at the September show.
Amongst the team was Gardening Scotland show manager, Jim Jermyn, who said: “Murabilia is one of the leading flower shows in Italy so it is very exciting to have this collaboration between two leading gardening events.
“We have worked very closely over a number of years with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Edinburgh so we are delighted that there is going to be a Murabilia garden at Gardening Scotland 2010.
(Gardening Scotland 2010 will take place from Friday, 4 June until Sunday, 6 June at The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Tickets on sale November)