Nursery gardening is today one of the main business in
Grottammare, and one of the most important farming
district in Italy.
Mediterranean flora in particular is a feather in our
cap: white and pink Oleander, Piceno Bay with its deep
green, the silver green Olive, Butterbush, fruit trees
like the Orange and some species of Palm like the
Phoenix Canariensis, a magnificent and luxuriant
palm named after the Canary Islands, has been introduced
in Grottammare during the last century giving the city a
contribute to its embellishment and nowadays is the
tangible expression of our mild climate.
The tradition of nursery gardening has developed at the
beginning of twentieth-century thanks to a favourable
climatic conditions, the good conformation of a
wind-sheltered and excellently sunny ground, and the
fertility of the field.
During past years a lot of new companies were born and
the production developed and consolidated: fruit trees,
ornamental plants and Mediterranean flora have been
added to nursery gardening production. Nowadays all the
different plants produced in Grottammare are sold to
home and overseas markets.