Flower Power – The Stunning Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland

Locarno’s Camelia Festival 23rd – 27th March 2022

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Flower Power – The Stunning Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland

Flower Power - The Stunning Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland

Locarno’s Camelia Festival 23rd – 27th March 2022

The Cameili Locarno is a 5 day Camelia Festival which centres on the Camelia Park in Locarno. Every Spring around 6,000 people flock to the see the beaufiul flower displays and admire their beauty. The very first Festa delle Camelie took place in Locarno in 1923 and it included a busy schedule of concerts, talks and even fireworks. This year’s festival will take place from 23rd – 27th March 2022.

The event continued under the name Festa delle Camelie until 1940 but after a pause of around 12 years, the festival was relaunched in 1952 as the “Festa dei Fiori or Flower Festival.  However, the Flower Festival last took place in 1984 and the festival now concentrates on the Camelia and is called Festa delle Camelie and takes place in Locarno.

Flower Power - The Stunning Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland

This year you will see over 200 types of this flower, beautifully arranged by experienced gardeners in the private and public gardens of the Locarno region. The Camellia Park, is one of the parks featured in the Gardens of Switzerland and is open to visitors during the day. See full details of the locations in the website linked below.

Flower Power - The Stunning Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland

Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland

Where: Parco delle Camelie, Via Respini 7, 6600 Locarno

When: 23rd – 27th March 2022

Tel: +41 848 091 091

Visit the Camelia Festival Website here
Opening Times:

Wednesday: 9.30-17.30
Thursday: 9.30-17.30
Friday: 9.30-17.30
Saturday: 9.30-17.30
Sunday: 9.30-17.30

Tickets to the Camelie Locarno:

Adults: CHF 10.-
Senior – Students: CHF 8.-
From 10 pax: CHF 8.-
Children up to 16 years old: free

See more information on the Camelia Festival here. 

Header Photo courtesy of Locarno Tourism

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