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Floriade 2012 Holland
Last summer we visited the Floriade, an exhibition held every ten years. We knew the area was big, but we didn't know how big. One day was definitely not enough, but we managed to see a lot.
A cable car ran straight across the area. We didn't have time to take it.
The first area we visited held small gardens and pavilions from all over the world. A few samples:
One area held sculpture-like structures and nicely planted-up areas:
A junque wall:
The "Bugs and Birds" garden:
It may look comfy, but it's cement:
A few planted-up areas:
The Dutch Pavilion:
There were bee-hives. I loved the bumble bee hive:
A sore temptation for a tomato-lover like me:
There were samples to be had, thank goodness! Or I'd have committed high treason and tasted the display.
Big, big rainforest greenhouse:
Serious-looking guards outside, half-hidden in the bamboo:
And pretty blooms too:
This is behind the rest rooms:
Need I say that we had rain most of the day? We could happily spend two whole days in there, but our vacation was nearing an end so we had to leave. Well, only nine more years to the next one.
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I was at the Floriade ten years ago Droopy. Ian did give me the chance of going in 2012 but we had his mother's estate to sort out which was very time consuming.
What a great exhibit. I saw some displays there that gave me some ideas I'd love to give a try. Thanks so much for sharing.
Fantastic photos! I would love to wander around for a day or 2!
The Floriade is something else. They dismantle the whole thing in September/October, and make a brand new site for the next Floriade.
Beautiful show Droopy and thanks for sharing. I hope no-one jumped on that armchair think it was real!
Thank you for this delightful tour Droopy! Very cool. Wish I would run across a Tomato Tree! :)
Thanks both. :D I'd love to visit the Floriade again. I'd also like to visit the Chelsea Flower Show. Maybe I need a girls' trip one of these years. *lol*
A great group of foto's. I commented on the blog.
Oh I enjoyed your blog and your pictures fab and interesting even if it is way back. I am new in here now and so I am looking through everything here.
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