Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Floriade 2012: Dutch Flower Expo

Queen Beatrix officially opens Floriade 2012
This past week heralded the opening of a once-in-a-decade event in the Netherlands -- The Floriade World Horticulture Expo.  The event runs from April 5th until October 7th, 2012 near the Dutch city of Venlo and is expected to draw in a whopping 2 million visitors in its 66 hectare park. There are five distinct themed areas: Relax & Heal, Green Engine, Education & Innovation, Environment, and World Show Stage, separated from one another by woods. There is even an area especially for kids.

The exposition aims to teach and educate how plants, flowers, trees and vegetables impact and affect our modern way of life. Guests can also visit Villa Flora: Europe's largest indoor flower show. If you decide to go, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes to visit the more than 100 gardens and pavilions filled with plants and flowers from all over the world.

Billed as one of the "World's Top Destinations for 2012" by CNN news corporation, this event that only takes place once every ten years is a must see for anyone planning to visit The Netherlands from April until October.  More information including pricing and tickets is available at:

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