The story of Cherubini Vivaio del Garda is that of a typical Italian family business, a tradition that is ongoing

The beauty of nature, of plants, of design, of green architecture that Cherubini Vivaio del Garda studies and pursues in all its gardens, constantly striving to improve, day after day, garden after garden, from 1960 to the present day.

Ferrante Cherubini

Born and raised in the countryside, always a lover of plants and nature, he decided to set up Vivaio del Garda. Ferrante began his work as a simple gardener and greenskeeper for villas around Lake Garda and distinguished his services, from the beginning, by his extreme attention to every detail.

The Cherubini signature in garden design soon became a guarantee of quality and creativity.

Valter Mauro Cherubini

The company began its expansion by acquiring production nurseries in Carzago, Lonato and Canneto sull’Oglio. It was also in this decade – in 1975 to be precise – that Ferrante’s son, Valter Mauro Cherubini, joined the company. From an early age, he had a great passion for modelling green spaces and for various botanical species (Mediterranean varieties were particularly attractive to him). Soon Valter Mauro began designing and building the most beautiful villas on Lake Garda and in Lombardy, combining tradition and innovation, the result of continuous development in a field where one never stops learning, because – as in every field of human knowledge – one never stops learning.


In 1994 Valter Mauro Cherubini – at that point the permanent head of the company – set up the new headquarters in Via Meucci 85 in Padenghe sul Garda: 20,000 metres of offices and garden centre overlooking the lake, 60,000 thousand metres of nurseries in the open field. This created a unique place in Italy, where customers were offered an all-round service: from the design of the garden to its realisation, from the display to the sale of plants from all over the world. It is here that the most beautiful gardens in northern Italy are developed in detail.

Planning and Design

Cherubini Vivaio del Garda celebrated its 50th year of business and its well-established leadership in the sector, both in terms of garden design and construction and as a nursery, where the continuous search for new varieties made it possible to have plants from all over the world every year. From this decade, Cherubini Vivaio del Garda began designing and constructing gardens all over Italy and abroad, counting on 2 landscape architects, 1 designer, 3 site technicians, 1 agronomist, 1 nursery sales person and 25 gardeners.


In the best Made in Italy tradition, the company is handed down from generation to generation. In 2017, Filippo – Valter Mauro’s son – joined the company, taking care of sales, designing and creating magnificent gardens right from the start, bringing new materials and design ideas to the company.

The company today

Cherubini Vivaio del Garda has 30 employees, 15,000 square metres of sales area, 30,000 square metres of nursery and farm land, 100 species of plants farmed directly, 300 green spaces designed per year, 90 gardens created per year. The new future is more ready than ever to become the present: Cherubini Vivaio del Garda continues to seek and pursue beauty in all its gardens, constantly striving to improve, day after day, garden after garden, from 1960 to the present day… and beyond!

Taking care of plants is an art form.

Clive Anderson

Talk to the plants with the love inside you, you will make them grow more.

Silvia Zoncheddu

All life on earth emanates from the green of the plant.

Jay Kordich

We exist thanks to plants, and we will continue to be able to exist only in their company.

Stefano Mancuso

The lessons and principles that we pass down through the generations constitute a valuable store of wisdom and experience, a source from which we draw to face challenges, be they small in scale or larger in scope.


Cherubini Vivaio del Garda is a professional partner able to provide a garden that is complete in every detail, guaranteeing an optimal result in accordance with the customer’s requests, thanks to a design that is painstaking in its details and the ability to express desires, through an accurate botanical study and a realisation that takes into account the context created by nature and modelled according to specific aesthetic and lifestyle requirements. Cherubini Vivaio del Garda’s mission is to create the ideal garden for every customer and every location.


Continuous and constant research to improve garden design, the study of gardens from around the world to bring new techniques and planting schemes into theirs: this is where the vision of Cherubini Vivaio del Garda lies.


Cherubini Vivaio del Garda’s greatest asset lies in its profound knowledge of the Garda area and its ancestral sense of attachment to it: its founders were born here and firmly planted their roots here. Cherubini Vivaio del Garda grows its plants right here, in an area where it knows the soil and microclimate. It is also for this reason that Cherubini is constantly on the lookout for new plant species in other Italian regions, for example in Tuscany, Apulia and Sicily, or abroad, for example in Spain and Holland: to test whether they can adapt to the Garda climate.


Cherubini Vivaio del Garda is one of the few nurseries in the province of Brescia to have CQOP SOA certification: Qualified Public Works Builders: a certificate of qualification for the execution of public works.