Admire the flower art project Classics & Future Moments

Close to the central square of Floriade Expo 2022, eight colorful gardens are in the making for the flower art project Classics & Future Moments. Here you walk along beautiful works of art, just like in a gallery, but these works of art consist of plants and flowers. The gardens are slanted, so you can admire them from afar.

Picture perfect gardens

Each lot of this project has a small square where you can stand to take a selfie with a floral artwork as a background. You can see an example of this in the image below. “Maybe you are familiar with the photogenic flower bulb fields in Holland which are very popular with tourists. We used that idea in the construction of these gardens and I can tell you that it will be very beautiful, “says Niek Roozen, landscape architect at Floriade.

Modern planting plans

In addition to flower bulbs, many perennials and shrubs are also planted, which ensure that the gardens are real works of art to look at during the entire Expo. Niek Roozen: “We want to show here how important planting plans are for a beautiful garden. In the arboretum you can see all kinds of plants with special properties, but there is no planting plan involved. At Classics & Future Moments you can see what a beautiful, modern combination of plants looks like.”

Classics and talents of the future

The name Classics & Future Moments refers to the 4 “classics” and the 4 upcoming talents who each show their skills on one of the eight lots. The very experienced and well-known planting experts Buro Mien Ruys, Jacqueline van der Kloet, Fleur van Zonneveld and Atelier Ton ter Linden are the 4 classics. Stefan Jaspers and Marcel Silkens and two students from Larenstein and Aeres complement them as talents of the future. The planting of these gardens is almost finished and after that we have to wait patiently until the opening of Floriade Expo 2022 to see it in all its glory.