This was Floriade Expo 2022
From 14 April to 9 October 2022, Almere was the stage for the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022. Together with national and international partners, Dutch horticulture presented innovations and solutions for sustainable and liveable cities. The 60-hectare site featured the theme “Growing Green Cities”. The Expo has now officially closed; the Floriade site is now being further developed into the new green city district Hortus.
Gardens full of innovation and inspiration
Countries presented their culture, plants, flowers as well as local innovations at the Expo.
At Floriade you were invited on a journey through Dutch horticulture and to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers and all sorts of plants.
What Dutch innovations can we expect in our green cities of the future? The national pavilions offered remarkable perspectives on knowledge, innovation and architecture.
Floriade was the perfect mix of discovering, learning and having fun. Even the youngest visitors could discover all that horticulture has to offer while tasting, smelling and playing.
Art & Culture
With varied and surprising art, culture and events, local, national and international makers introduced you to their vision on developments in horticulture, the future of green cities and the role of nature.
Food & Drinks
At Floriade Expo 2022, you chose from a varied range of food and drinks. With a focus on health and sustainability, in keeping with the healthy, green and liveable cities that took centre stage at the Expo.
During Floriade, you could float high above the Expo by taking a ride in the cable car. Along the way, you enjoyed stunning views of the Floriade park in this sustainable mode of transport of the future.
Floriade Expo 2022 presented the urgency of a showcase for a green city of the future
In a world that is changing rapidly, Almere had the extraordinary foresight a decade ago by choosing an urgent theme for Floriade Expo 2022: Growing Green Cities. A World Horticultural Exhibition with a splendid theme. The public exit reviews have shown a high appreciation for the park, giving Floriade a mighty 8 out of 10. Floriade welcomed 685,189 visitors.
Closing Ceremony Floriade Expo 2022 with 22 Awards for participants and exhibitors
Sunday October 9th the last visitors enjoyed the World Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 with the theme Growing Green Cities. The last day ended with an closing and award ceremony for all the participants.
After the Expo
After Floriade Expo 2022, parts of Expo will remain and Almere will continue to build the new, green, car-free Hortus urban district. For example, the special tree and plant library, the arboretum, will be preserved.