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International Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Qingdao:

VIP Educational Horticulture tour of China

Partnered with leading China travel specialist Wendy Wu Tours, AIPH is offering a week-long exploration of the Chinese horticulture scene for people with an interest in ornamental horticulture, commercial plant production, gardens and landscapes. VIP entry tickets to the spectacular International Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Qingdao are also included.

The tour will provide exclusive access to key plant and flower producers in China including a guided tour of Shanghai Flower Port, the Chinese version of the Dutch Keukenhof, a one million square metre haven of tranquil paths and lakes. Here guests will also receive a behind the scenes introduction from the management at Deroose Plants Co Ltd, one of the largest flower exporters in China, which operates a breeding and propagating program that produces 20 million plants per year for export through the Port.

Other key highlights include visiting: Shandong Oriental Floral Co. Ltd which has 80,000 square metres of greenhouse, formed to support Phalaenopsis flowers, pineapple, arrowroot, anthurium, Rieger begonia and cyclamen amongst others. A visit to the beautiful Beijing Botanic Garden and a refreshing beer tasting at the famous German Tsingtao Brewery also await.

The unmissable eight day tour starts at £1,840pp (excluding international flights) and based on comfortable and centrally located 4 star hotels. For more details and to book your place on this tour please visit

For those who can’t make the 2014 tour Wendy Wu & AIPH are tailor making programmes for small groups of 6 plus. If you and your colleagues wish to visit different horticulture organisations in China on dates that suit you then please contact [email protected]

International Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Qingdao

Covering 241 hectares and featuring well over 100 gardens, the spectacular International Horticultural Exposition 2014 Qingdao, China, provides a global showcase for the world of horticulture and attracts visitors from all over the world.
The theme ‘From the earth, for the earth’, is brought to life by the Flower Promenade, the Boulevard, two reservoirs and twelve distinctive garden areas:

• The International Garden ‘World Horticultural Stage’ features the gardens of international countries, cities, and organisations to show visitors the diversity of foreign gardening cultures.

• The Chinese Garden ‘Chinese Gathering, Horticultural Stage’ showcases the gardens of exhibitors from cities of Shandong Province, other provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, as well as Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

• The Floriculture Garden ‘Flowers, Creativity, Green Ocean’ exposes visitors to the creative aspects of a green world and the green elements in everyday life.

• The Caogang (Herbal) Garden ‘Grateful to Nature, A Dialogue with Life’ explores Chinese wisdom and uses modern technology to showcase the latest achievements in the application of plants to fight urban pollution and diseases.
Other gardens are: Children’s Dream Garden, Science Garden, Enterprise Garden, Tea Garden, Agriculture Garden, Flower Garden, Blossom Garden and Mountain Garden.

For more information:
Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 118 9308956
Mobile: +44 (0) 7885 750324
Follow AIPH on Twitter @AIPHglobal

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