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"Flora Bratislava 2000", the international fair of flowers and gardening tools held annually in Bratislava, is set to once again turn the capital city into a town of flowers on April 28. Held at Bratislava's Zimný Štadión, the fair offers a huge exhibition of flowers, plants and decorative trees beautifully arranged around fountains, gates and benches.
Slovak, Czech , Yugoslav and Croatian firms will exhibit and sell their products in two indoor halls and an open area covering some 6000 m2. In halls A and B, visitors will be able to find anything connected to gardening including tips on how to improve their own gardens. There will be firms offering fresh and dry flowers, decorative trees, seeds, ceramics, fountains, Easter and Christmas decorations, gardening equipment and greenhouses.


Each year Flóra Bratislava introduces a new type of flower. This year's new flower will be unveiled at the festival starting April 28.
photo: Courtesy of Flóra

"Flora Bratislava 2000", the international fair of flowers and gardening tools held annually in Bratislava, is set to once again turn the capital city into a town of flowers on April 28. Held at Bratislava's Zimný Štadión, the fair offers a huge exhibition of flowers, plants and decorative trees beautifully arranged around fountains, gates and benches.

Slovak, Czech , Yugoslav and Croatian firms will exhibit and sell their products in two indoor halls and an open area covering some 6000 m2. In halls A and B, visitors will be able to find anything connected to gardening including tips on how to improve their own gardens. There will be firms offering fresh and dry flowers, decorative trees, seeds, ceramics, fountains, Easter and Christmas decorations, gardening equipment and greenhouses. The open-air area will host firms specialised in growing potted plants, decorative and bonsai trees and tools. Experts will provide visitors with specific information and advice regarding flower arrangements.

Before the festival opens on April 27, a jury consisting of local experts will decide the most beautiful flower display among the participating firms with the winner being exhibited in Hall A. The gates of the festival will open to the public the next day. The event will also be accompanied by musical performances, a special cultural program in the open area, and refreshment and ice cream stands.

Flóra Bratislava 2000, Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu (Winter stadium of Ondrej Nepela) and Letné kúpalisko na Tehelnom poli (Summer swimming pool at Tehelne pole), ul. Odborárov 9. Open daily from April 28 till May 1, 9:00-19:00. Tickets cost 35 Sk for children and 60 Sk for adults.

Zuzana Habšudová

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