The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), the world’s champion for the power of plants, has approved the application for Floralies International 2024 from the Floralies Committee Nantes.
The approval took place at the AIPH 74th Annual Congress held in Almere, Netherlands, on 27 September in accordance with the AIPH Regulations for International Horticultural Exhibitions.
The Floralies shares the message that AIPH advocates in the world, that of the power of plants and green urban spaces. The team are passionate about the grand horticultural event, which has occurred every five years since 1956.
The horticultural show will be in the 48-hectare estate of Chabotterie from 17 to 26 May 2024. A vast wooded landscape surrounds the planned horticultural show area for a dramatic backdrop. The stone manor house in Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon has a beautiful walled formal garden featuring flowerbeds, old roses and aromatic plants.
For the 2024 13th edition, the theme will be ‘Flower Games’. Floralies Committee Nantes Managing Director Mrs Roselyne Carlet explained the characteristics of this theme: “Games are one of the oldest forms of social interaction, capturing world vision and cultures; games are a source of energy, emotions, and challenges. The theme is a nod to Paris, which is hosting the Olympic Games for the first time in one hundred years.”
For the 2024 edition, the organisers propose five categories for the Flower Games theme: Intellectual Games, Physical Games, Childhood Games, Water Games and Garden Games. Participating countries can use this platform to showcase their nation’s characteristic games utilising the show’s theme.
Since 1956, the International Floralies – Nantes has welcomed more than three million accumulated visitors, and over 60 countries have been represented at least once at the event. In 2019 more than 300,000 people visited during the event’s ten days.
AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, said: “AIPH members were very pleased to approve Floralies Internationales France 2024, which builds on a long history of organising high-quality horticultural shows.”
From 2022 until 2028, there will be AIPH-approved International Horticultural Expos in China, France, Türkiye, Qatar, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan.
For more details about AIPH-approved Expos, see https://aiph.org/expos/
For more details about Floralies Internationales France 2024, see http://www.comite-des-floralies.com/