Thursday, June 23, 2011

12,000 visitors for Floriade & Cableway Center

The magic number of 12,000 visitors for the Floriade Cableway and the Preview Center will be achieved. Since the opening of the largest cable car in the Netherlands on April 16 last initial interest in Floriade 2012 has been confirmed.

Residents of North Limburg know the way to the Floriade site, but the number of German visitors has far exceeded expectations. The Floriade organization had expected it to actually take several weeks to reach 12,000 visitors, but has already exceeded this goal.

According to Paul Beck, General Manager, Floriade 2012 is 'alive and well' thanks to the cable car. "We are now at a stage where the Floriade, with another 300 days until the opening on April 5, 2012, enjoys a lot of interest at home and abroad. Along with the success of the sale of all 400,000 tickets to tour operators, the cable car made ​​sure that a lot of positive publicity is achieved. An unprecedented success ".

The Floriade cable car is open until early October 2011. With a length of 1.1, km and a height of 32 meters it is a unique attraction in Limburg.

Visit for directions, opening hours and ticket information.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Neshanic Garden Club plans 2012 trip to Holland

Neshanic Garden Club President Diana Reinhardt has announced a scheduled trip to visit Holland at the peak of the tulip season next spring.

Departure Sunday, April 15 and returning Monday, April 23, 2012, the land tour is $2,250 plus air fare of $1,140. The minimum number of people needed for this tour is 21 and the maximum is 45. The land price lowers for each five people above the minimum.
All are welcome. The tour includes 7 nights at 4-star hotels with breakfast, 2 or 3 lunches, and 3 dinners included.

Sights include Floriade which is a World Horticultural Expo staged once every ten years in the Netherlands; Keukenhof Garden, 32 hectares of beautiful tulips and other spring bulbs and one of Holland’s most popular destinations; Aalsmeer Flower Auction, where flowers are auctioned for the world market; Dr. Costerus Botanic Garden, 70 years of education projects, an oasis of color, plants, shrubs, and ponds; Palace of Het Loo, the former Royal Palace of Queen Emma; De Locht Farmstead and Museum built in 1859 depicting farm life; Canal Dinner Cruise; and a free day in Amsterdam.

Anyone interested should call Reinhardt at 908-369-4362 or e-mail

Friday, June 17, 2011

Presentation by Floriade 2012 Designer

John Boon is the designer for the Floriade 2012—the World Horticultural Expo held just once a decade...

Floriade 2012

The Floriade 2012 will be held from April to October in Venlo, Netherlands and will feature the best in plants, horticulturalists, designers and companies from across the world.

John Boon, the designer for Floriade will be at the Garden Museum to talk about his role in shaping this amazing festival on Tuesday 21 June, 6pm for 6.30pm.

Tickets are £15 / £10 Museum Friends and LI members

Please book in advance on 020 7401 8865 or at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Floriade Roadshow -- June, 2011 Events.

Tilburg Mundial Festival -- June 18, 2011
As in previous years, this 24th edition will rock the Leijpark in Tilburg to its foundations. Festival Mundial presents top international acts and a cultural mix of red-hot talent. The revamped but just as atmospheric festival will once again be an unforgettable feast of world-class talent.

Flevo Food Festival -- June 22 - 26, 2011
This year marks the Flevo Food Festival's third anniversary. Redeplein in Dronten will once again be bursting at the seams with activities around food - from farm to fork. The festival aims to get visitors using all their senses to experience how food is produced, prepared and consumed. In short: a festival to hear, see, smell and taste.

The Floriade Roadshow will be attending.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Designer Jan Taminiau, Floriade 2012 to Cooperate

Jan Taminiau is in a collaboration with Floriade 2012 in Venlo, the Netherlands.
Floriade is a decennial World Horticultural Expo attended by over two million
people from home and abroad.
Floriade 2012 and the brand JANTAMINIAU have
established cooperation for five unique designs, a masterclass and Floriade
Fashion Week in May 2012.

Floriade and Jan Taminiau share their love for culture, nature, quality and durability.
JANTAMINIAU, The brand represents for timeless, yet contemporary beauty.
Crafts Board and traditions are highly valued. But the nature and the natural ease
with which nature develops and produces a high value for Taminiau.

Like flowers the designs exude inner beauty, refinement and an intense temptation.
Sustainability in design to Jan Taminiau is a matter of course: reusing materials,
great respect for nature and the eternity of the creations are proof of this.
brand JANTAMINIAU looks like Floriade, with pride icons Dutch, Dutch ideas
and products, lovingly designed and made in the Netherlands.

World Horticultural Exhibition Floriade takes place every ten years in The Netherlands.
Previous Floriades took place in Rotterdam (1960), Amsterdam (1972 and 1982),
Zoetermeer (1992) and in the Haarlemmermeer (2002).
Floriade 2012 Venlo will
take place in April 5 through October 7.