The Floriade World Horticultural Expo has been held in Holland since 1960. It is organised every ten years in a different location. Through the years it has been held in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Zoetermeer and in Venlo in 2012. The next Floriade will be organised in 2022 in Almere, the city where we are proud to live in.
You are invited to join us on our " Family Day" at the Floriade 2012 in Venlo. July 7th
We visit most of the pavilions at Floriade 2012 in Venlo. They were very innovative and interactive.
Floriade definitely feels more educational than a traditional theme park. The world pavilions, designed by dozens of international participants taking part in the festival, give children and adults insight into the customs, heritage and food of other cultures.
Still hoping to discover the secrets of the trees.
The Floriade as a school of nature
I’m learning a lot about the secret life of little bugs.
Friendly people at the Floriade that provides environmental education.
Green & living learning experience for the children
sustainability and environmental interactive practice
...this more than a huge entertainment park.
All in glorious colour…Flora exhibitions
..The gardens suggest how we might be more green..
World Show StageSustainability, innovation, logistics, knowledge transfer and market orientation are all aspects that are of vital importance for the welfare of our society, and that dictate the direction and the future of the green sector.
The innovative epicentre of Greenport Venlo where the very latest technology and trends are developed and applied.
The futuristic domes highlight the environmental costs of our food and water …
My Green World, the Dutch Pavilion
takes visitors on an inspiring journey of discovery through new developments and innovations. My Green World aims to demonstrate how advanced agricultural technology changes the word.World
The sustainable building is designed as a self-carrying shield made of wood with a form inspired by an opening seed.
From Indoor to Outdoor. Inspire and impress - explore the Floriade on-trend range of furniture, home decor and statement pieces that can shape your indoor or outdoor ..
Sculptures by Sjer Jacobs. Three grassy faces sculpted from soil. Nature is still withholding her secrets.
Enjoy the Floriade
Above all, the Floriade is about enjoyment. Walk through fairy tale gardens and tropical greenhouses, and past lovely ponds and architectural wonders. The Floriade also devotes ample attention to art, theatre and music performances as well as culinary workshops.
The Innovation Cluster has a spot in the House of Tastes, a pavilion representing the fruits, vegetables and mushroom sectors. Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture has welcome the public to see its visual presentation and learn all about the five themes of its research: energy & climate, water & emissions, quality of crops and products, sustainable crop protection, and cultivation & production systems.
Through agricultural education, the Netherlands spreads and exchanges skills and knowledge. This section showcases the interaction between education and innovation in horticulture through display gardens and hands-on activities. The main focus is on the commercial horticulture industry, e.g. fruit, flower and vegetable production.
Villa Flora, greenest building in the Netherlands, designed by Jón Kristinsson.
The Floriade Park covered a total of 66 hectares, including 22 hectares of forest, two and a half acres of buildings and four acres of water. Organizers of the festival planted 1,700 trees, 20,000 shrubs, 200,000 perennials, 65,000 water plants, one and a half million bulbs and 95,000 annuals. There were 60 charging stations for electric cars in the parking lot of the Floriade.
Floriade 2012 took place on the grounds of Venlo GreenPark. It is the largest event of its kind in the Netherlands
The Floriade contained two imposing buildings. The design was created between 2007 and 2010 and the first tree planting was in 2008. The same year also saw construction of the theme field, Relax & Heal, and a year later the shrubs were planted. In 2010, the perennials were placed and planted borders. The last theme field Green Engine was built.
A 1,100 meter-long cable car system running through the park opened on April 16, 2011.