AIPH Award Goes to the Netherlands at Closing of 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has presented a special honorary award to the City of Almere, the Netherlands for its garden and pavilion at the AIPH-approved A2/B1 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo in Chinese Taipei.

The award was presented at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo held on 24th April 2019. Chairman of the AIPH International Honorary Jury and Secretary General of AIPH, Mr. Tim Briercliffe said “The AIPH award specifically recognises the application of Green City principles. The garden, whilst un-conventional, clearly exhibited potential for a sustainable future and the implementation of a circular economy. It also contained novel ideas for food production and urban greening.”

First prize in the ‘World Gardens’ competition at the Expo was won by the garden of Chinese Taipei, closely followed by an exceptional garden from Japan. The expo also hosted the AIPH and COA Community Garden which was designed based on sustainability, ecology, landscape and air quality improvement. The garden demonstrated how green spaces in cities improve the environment, social life and health of urban communities.

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