Berlin International Gardens & Lifestyle Show
Berlin is to host a new international gardens and lifestyle show commencing this year running from 13th April to 15th October 2017.
The show – IGA – which stands for ‘International Garten Ausstellung‘, will focus on green urban lifestyle under the motto ‘an OCEAN of colours’ and will appeal to anyone interested not only in gardens and horticulture, but also Berlin and the surrounding regions.
IGA will feature garden designs from all over the world including for Great Britain, ‘the Garden of Vulcan’ designed by landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith. IGA takes place only once every 10 years and is being hosted in Berlin for the first time.
IGA has its own cable car, which swoops visitors into the show ground from the local underground station, providing a unique aerial view on arrival! The 104-hectare showground is divided into five large areas featuring different attractions such as an open-air performance stage, an energy-efficient tropical hall in the Balinese Garden, art exhibitions, children’s play areas, restaurants and a visitor centre.
A high priority during the planning of IGA has been sustainability and at the IGA Campus area there will be hands on environmental education through more than 2,500 events.
Day tickets for adults and families are available and there are various prices for evening visits, schools and groups. IGA is expected to provide a tourism draw for Destination Deutschland, which last year reached a record high for international incoming tourism to Germany.
There are direct flights to Berlin from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester and good public transport links to Berlin city centre.
You can find out more about the show, information on tickets and events by visiting: https://iga-berlin-2017.de/en