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November 23, 2015

Green Week 2016: Floral Hall celebrates the ‘Carnival of Flowers’

Spring awakens in January with thousands

of flowering plants at a new location in Hall 2.2

Berlin, 23 November 2015 – Carnivals are always associated with a joy of life and a wealth of colour, and the International Green Week Berlin 2016 is creating this mood with a display featuring many different flowers in the Floral Hall. From 15 to 24 January this event, which attracts so many members of the public with its focus on the natural world, has chosen as its slogan ‘Carnival of Flowers’. Now at a new location in Hall 2.2, the Floral Hall will present a wide range of plants in all the beauty and colour that are associated with carnivals all over the world. Taking a cue from the carnival in Venice, the colourful and aesthetically pleasing display in the centre of the hall will feature an area of water covering some 1,600 square metres, with 40 Venetian gondolas and 50 figures in carnival costumes based on floral themes. Colours, scents and the joy that gardens and nature bring are also reflected by more than 10,000 early flowering plants such as crocuses, narcissus and tulips, as well as around 20,000 roses, azaleas, amaryllis and orchids in bloom.

A foretaste of the IGA Berlin 2017

Another of the special features of the show is the combined presentation by towns and communities lying just outside the eastern suburbs of Berlin, including Altlandsberg, Fredersdorf, Hoppegarten, Neuenhagen and Rüdersdorf as well as the rural county of Märkisch-Oderland. This region, which is in the immediate vicinity of the International Garden Show Berlin 2017, is being publicised as the ‘Adjacent Region to the IGA’. It is presenting its ‘green jewels’, comprising gardens and the parkland surrounding its palaces and museums, as well as its unique natural diversity with extensive biotopes and a wide diversity of flora and fauna.

Playing an important role in these displays are the organisations representing Berlin`s gardening enthusiasts, which are also an integral component of this new setting, with numerous new plants, outdoor barbecues, typical allotment gardens and advice about many aspects of gardening. The National Gardening Association will be providing details about careers and future prospects for anyone interested in plant cultivation. In addition to two wonderful parks, ‘Britzer Garten’ and ‘Gärten der Welt’, the gardening organisation Grün Berlin GmbH will be presenting the concepts for the International Garden Show Berlin 2017. The cemetery trustees` organisation Friedhofstreuhand is providing details about many of the different developments taking place in the design of graves and cemeteries.

A ‘Green Educational Campus’ is being set up in collaboration with many educational institutions in Berlin. The Lenné Secondary School and the Grossbeeren Academy for Horticulture and Floristry will be focusing on ‘green training, advanced training and further education’, especially for young people. In close cooperation with the broadcasting station radioBERLIN 88,8 there will be an interesting and varied programme on the stage, with lectures, musical performances and discussions.

For more details about the Floral Hall:

Büro Neumann Gusenburger, Prof. Dr. Neumann

tel.: +49 30 / 8594255,