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November 12, 2014

Floral Hall presents the world’s natural heritage

Floral highlights and 30,000 spring-flowering plants to ensure a ‘Spring feeling’ in Hall 9

Berlin, 12 November 2014 - The International Green Week, from 16 to 25 January, is concerned with no lesser matter than the world’s natural heritage. At the heart of Hall 9, the International Floral Hall, is the UNESCO World Heritage National Park at Hainich in Thuringia. One of the main aims of the 7,500-hectare park is the protection of the unspoiled old beech forest, which can be experienced best from the heights of the treetop path. This national park, close to the historical Wartburg castle is also being featured in Berlin.

A breath of spring in the middle of winter

As is the case every year in January, the Floral Hall will be ablaze with the colours of spring flowers, which have been brought on to flower early. Spring snowflakes, liverworts and wood anemones will be surrounded by tulips, narcissi, azaleas and orchids. Over 37,000 flowering and scented flowers and blossoms will be arranged by leading florists to form an overall display of nature’s finest creations.

Preview of the Federal Garden Show 2015

From the gardening and cultivation aspect one of the highlights will be the presentation by the Federal Gardening Show (BUGA), which will be taking place in 2015 in Brandenburg and in Saxony-Anhalt. For the first time the BUGA will be held at more than one location, extending over 80 kilometres along the River Havel, with the slogan ‘From cathedral to cathedral – the blue ribbon of the Havel’. The cathedrals of Brandenburg on the Havel and the Hanseatic town of Havelberg will form the two end points of the BUGA region, and the concept is being presented at the Green Week.

Green prospects for the future

Other important partners include the numerous green professional associations and organisations representing particular interest groups, The national gardening association Zentralverband Gartenbau will be providing details about careers and green prospects for the future. The cemetery trustees’ organisation Friedhofstreuhand is presenting many new developments for graves and cemeteries. The association representing Berlin’s allotment gardeners, Verband der Berliner Kleingärten, and this year`s partner association Saxonia are providing a fascinating historical look at the former ‘Armengärten’, which were set up in the early 19th century as a way of dealing with hunger and poverty, and will also feature the latest allotment gardens of the 21st century. Themed gardens represent the latest trends within the allotment garden movement.

A Green Educational Campus is being set up in collaboration with many educational institutions in Berlin. Aspects of ‘Green training, advanced and continued training’ will be presented here, from kindergartens to school gardens, with a particular focus on young people. In close cooperation with the broadcasting network radioBERLIN 88,8 there will be an interesting and varied programme on the stage, with lectures, musical performances and discussions.

For additional information:

Büro Neumann Gusenburger

Prof. Dr. Klaus Neumann:

telephone: +49 (0)30 859 4255, fax: +49 (0)30 859 48 55

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