Provincial Festival of the Gardens takes place in Villa la Angostura during the month of February every year, with an opportunity to visit this beautiful Patagonian city that becomes a colorful dreamy place.
The Festival honors the best gardens of Villa la Angotura, which, in addition to the pride of being the most ornate of the city, wins the prize of the elimination of any municipal tax rates.
In the traditional parade of floats you can see the work of the participants showing their floats, flowers, children in bicycle, horse and more. The evenings are filled with street performers of music, circus and theater at the Plaza Los Pioneros, which provides entertainment for the night outdoors and there are artisans selling their work and regional products.
Also on the premises of the Municipal Gymnasium develops an equestrian shows of great interest for those attending the festival. There you can see one of the most anticipated events in popular festivals such as native and tame skills, accompanied by tempting barbecued goat to the software flaw. On the other hand there is a large food court to enjoy other argentine and patagoian typical meals or you can take a souvenir purchased in the promenade of the artisans where there is an exhibition and sale of handicrafts and regional products.
In 2009 one of the novelties of the event was a mini zoo with a sample of exotic animals that were given as appealing to children.
The festival of the gardens started as an initiative of the Municipality of Villa La Angostura and neighbors interested in the subject who in 1991 decided to start celebrating the annual "Festival of Gardens", declared in 1997 as Provincial Festival through the 2713 decree.
The spirit of celebration is beautify the city with the decoration of the gardens of houses, shops and tourist reception places like hotels, cottages, and more.
Members of the Secretary of Tourism of Villa la Angostura claim that the festival "grows with the community which through its institutions and a few inspired individuals, groups or families, process and display floats."
It is constituted an evaluation committee that is responsible to pass through all the neighborhoods of the town to select the best gardens. The winners are rewarded with the exemption from fees for services, plants and / or plaques.
The 12th edition of the Festival of Gardens was held from 17 to 20 February with the entire production of Puerto Rock, who organized the festival in 2010.
Besides the prizes for the best gardens in the city, there were stands with lgarden products regional and traditional, there was the parade of floats and, as in previous years, there were lectures, workshops and exhibitions related to gardening.
The artists chosen for this occasion were: Raul Carnota, Leon Gieco and El Símbolo. However, every day there was entertainment for all ages and tastes in music, theater, circus and more.
Every year the goal of the festival is to promote the beautification of the city by the decoration of the gardens of homes, businesses and institutions. A good opportunity to visit the villa that for the month of February is prettier than ever.
Floats parade through the main avenue in Villa la Angostura, Avenida Arrayanes.