28 March 2018
DIDCOT, UK: The City of Łódź in Poland has won the right to host an A1 World Horticultural Exhibition from April to September 2024. The decision was made by members of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) during the General Meeting in Melbourne, Australia on 21st March.
The Exhibition will cover an area of around 75 hectares in the centre of Łódź which lies in the centre of Poland just west of Warsaw. The theme of the Exhibition will be ‘Nature of the City’ as it aims to enable the sharing of experience and solutions for improving the quality of life in cities and introduce more sustainable development focused on the use of living green landscapes and green spaces.
Commenting on their success, Mayor of Łódź, Hanna Zdanowska, welcomed the news saying, “This is one of the most beautiful days of my presidency, one of the most beautiful moments of my life – Łódź is amongst the most unique cities in the world. EXPO Horticultural 2024 brings a lot of greenery, more beautiful parks, mini gardens, friendly streets, new trees, squares. This is a better city for all inhabitants, for all of us.”
Welcoming the approval AIPH President, Mr. Bernard Oosterom said, “AIPH members were pleased to approve this application from Łódź. We believe it will have a major impact directly on the city and play a key role in demonstrating the power of plants to cities all over the world”
The application was supported by AIPH member, the Polish Nurserymen Association. President of the Association, Mr. Wojciech Wroblewski said, “We are delighted with the success of the application from Łódź. This Expo will give us a unique opportunity to demonstrate how plants can be used to improve cities throughout Poland and the rest of the world.”
AIPH has the responsibility for the approval of International Horticultural Exhibitions.