A horticultural highlight not to be missed
Held just once every ten years at a different venue in the Netherlands, Floriade is one of the premier events of the horticultural world. In 2022, the spotlight falls on Almere, near Amsterdam, where a purpose-built site has been specially created to provide a ‘living laboratory’ with inspirational and innovative exhibitions by countries, cities and businesses alike. There will also be a host of impressive attractions, heaps of art and culture, and a unique collection of trees, shrubs and flowers on display. The theme of this upcoming expo – its seventh iteration, to be precise – is ‘Growing Green Cities’. With the world’s urban population expanding to 70%, cities will have to find creative, green and sustainable solutions to remain safe, healthy and attractive, and the proposed solutions will be central to the exhibits at the 2022 Floriade Expo.
What’s on at Floriade 2022?
Floriade 2022 will focus on the idea of ‘Growing Green Cities’ with the four main themes of green, food, energy and health. The festival will offer a unique chance for exhibitors to showcase sustainable developments that will help support these trends and the overarching philosophy. Interestingly, Floriade has pledged that almost all new buildings created in anticipation of the Expo will have a function in the future as a new city district in Almere named Hortus.
Other highlights on our Floriade holidays
We have a handful of itineraries on offer that include a full day at the Floriade 2022 Expo, which visit a range of different gardens and attractions. Choose a holiday that pays a visit to the magnificent gardens of Keukenhof, where over seven million tulips bloom in all colours of the rainbow; wander around Museum Van Loon, a spectacular museum located in a canal-side house in Amsterdam; or enjoy a tour of Het Loo Palace’s magnificent Dutch Baroque garden.