Tuesday, September 4, 2012
the Floriade - part one
The Floriade was one of the reasons to visit Limburg this year. Twenty years ago we visited the Floriade in Zoetermeer, that was great. We did not go to the Floriade ten years ago, as dogs were not permitted there. This time dogs were welcome again, so Frank, I, Chimay & Ari went to Venlo.
The start was good, even the entrance cards were good looking!
Walking to the Green Engine building we passed these beautiful ponds.
In the building we saw an orchid exposition, some were really stunning!.
A little further this indoor garden with big cactuses and hanging plants.
Outside my eye fell on this roof, a combination of solar panels and green roofing (sedum).
Frank got all exited over the Stelcon plates. They remind him of the Rotterdam harbour... I would make him extreme happy if I allowed some of those in our garden, well... maybe... someday ;-)
We rested a while on the terrace, it was an unexpected warm day. Got some water for ourselves and the dogs.
I have so much more to tell about our visit to the Floriade, way to much for one post. The last picture is our route through the Floriade, there is more to come!