Friday, 4 November 2016

Award Winning Gardens celebrate at Expo 2016 Antalya

The garden of the People’s Republic of China won the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) prize at the A1 International Horticultural Exhibition that closed this week in Turkey.

Congratulating China, the Chairman of the International Honorary Jury and Secretary General of AIPH, Tim Briercliffe said: “This amazing garden, covering 3,000 square metres, incorporates a traditional Chinese garden design, with beautifully built pavilions and plant displays. It has included numerous art and floral exhibitions and has been maintained perfectly, even throughout the high temperatures of the Antalya summer. The garden is a gift of horticulture to demonstrate the strength of relationship between China and Turkey and gives an exciting glimpse of what we may expect from the next A1 Expo which will be in Beijing in 2019.”

Along with China, other country gardens were also awarded Gold by the Turkish Minister of Agriculture, Faruk Celik, and these were Germany, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Thailand and Korea. The international jury noted that these gardens successfully demonstrated the importance of plants, high quality garden design, the Expo theme of ‘Flowers and Children – a green life for future generations’, and paid attention to ensuring the visitors enjoyed their experience.

Germany pavilion.

Qatar pavilion.

Azerbaijan pavilion.

Thailand pavilion.

Korea pavilion.

The Domestic Garden competition was won by Istanbul and the Antalya municipality gardens competition was won by Konyaalti Municipality.

Additional Special Awards were given by the Expo including an ‘Innovation Award’ for the AIPH/OAiB ‘Green Oasis’ garden, designed by Nilufer Danis and the Korea Garden won the AIPH Green City Award.

AIPH garden.

Chairman of the AIPH Marketing and Exhibitions Committee and Jury Member, Kevin Chung said: “For A1 Expos the International Jury meets three times through the six months and with this Expo the gardens just got better and better throughout the six months. With over 50 countries participating in this Expo those that achieved awards can rightly be very proud.”

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Opening Ceremony... official video !!!

Let's discover how was great this event !

... a very good start for Expo 2016 Antalya !



Sunday, 1 May 2016

More about Japanese participation at Expo 2016 Antalya

If you want to learn more about Japanese participation at Expo 2016 Antalya... 2 good adresses on the web...
- Facebook page :
- A Website :

Where to find the Japanese participation at the Expo ? in 2 places :

A large Japanese Garden in the Exhibition section (west area) :

...and in the Indoor Garden (east area) :

Japan indoor exhibition :

Monday, 25 April 2016

Expo Opening Ceremony... 22 april 2016 !!!

Take a loot to the fantastic show during the Opening Ceremony at Expo 2016 Antalya...
thanks to BENART...

Friday, 15 April 2016

Turkish Culture at EXPO 2016 with theme gardens

EXPO 2016 Antalya will host many theme gardens representing city and and county municipalities from around Turkey as well as the country gardens to be constructed by 51 foreign countries.

“Turkey theme gardens” are being set up in line with the ‘Green Cities’ themes of EXPO 2016 Antalya. Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Konya and Hatay Metropolitan Municipalities and Battalgazi Municipality from Malatya, Burdur Governorate and 10 county municipalities from Antalya will introduce Turkish culture, history and the natural beauties of their regions through their gardens.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Expo 2016 Antalya has highest participation after Osaka...

As countdown to the opening of EXPO 2016 Antalya has started, the number of countries having signed the participation agreements reached 51. According to International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) data, EXPO 2016 Antalya will become the A-1 category EXPO with the highest participation after the Osaka botanic EXPO organized in 1990 in Asia.

EXPO 2016 Antalya will open its gates on the evening of April 22nd in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and attendance is increasing day by day. The countries that have agreed to participate are:

Sudan, South Korea, Pakistan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Kenya, Yemen, Nepal, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, China, Japan, Guinea, Senegal, Niger, Palestine, Bangladesh, Kosovo, Qatar, Madagascar, Netherlands, Burundi, Eritrea, Union of Comoros, Zimbabwe, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Benin, England, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Uganda, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine, The Republic of South Africa, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Serbia, Bulgaria.

Unofficial participants at EXPO 2016 Antalya are Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Russian Cultural Association.

Kazım Aydın, General Secretary of the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency, highlighted the considerable attention with regards to country participation in EXPO 2016 Antalya and said “It is gratifying to have such a high number of countries participating”.
Aydın pointed that the countries will enrich EXPO 2016 Antalya and stated that participants will make a permanent promotional investment by having the opportunity to reach millions of people from different countries through their gardens in EXPO 2016 Antalya.

According to the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) data, the highest participation in the history of A-1 category botanic EXPOs was achieved in Osaka, where 78 countries participated in 1990.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Lisinia Project supported by Burdur on display at EXPO 2016

The Lisinia Project to fight the drying up of Burdur Lake will be featured at EXPO 2016 Antalya.

The project, deemed worthy for display among 521 projects within the scope of the “Best Urban Practices” event, matches the sub-themes of History, Biodiversity, Sustainability and Green Cities of EXPO 2016 Antalya, and will be exhibited within a garden established inside the area. The project, developed by Burdur Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock Directorate and Global Environment Organization (GEO) under the aegis of the Burdur Governorate, aims to prevent the drying of Burdur Lake against by promoting lower water consumption.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Kids Street reaches EXPO 2016 from Esenler

“Kids Street” has been set up by Esenler Municipality inside the EXPO 2016 Antalya exhibition area, which is preparing to open its gates on April 22nd with the “Flower and Child” theme. Street plays that are about to be forgotten will be performed in the street and instructive and fun activities will be organized for children.

Kazım Aydın, General Secretary of the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency, said that they are planning to form a platform to popularize this project. Aydın: “We hope that this kind of street where our children can play with safety can spread all over our country”.

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Colorful garden of Italy... at Expo 2016 Antalya !

EXPO 2016 among the participants in Antalya, Italy continues to work to build a 850 square meter garden. Italy Country Commissioner Dr. Aniello Musella, as well as the plants in the garden, many activities will be established by specifying the "famous Italian director of film screenings will also be conferences and workshops. But all of them next to the Italian typical food pizza, pasta and coffee will have the chance," he said.

Turkey's first expo EXPO 2016 in Antalya while the countdown to the opening of the exhibition will open in the pavilion area and excitement at its peak in the country, which will set up the garden. work also continues apace in Italy pavilions. Italian Foreign Trade and Promotion Agency of studies examining over Italy Country Manager and Commissioner Dr. Aniello Musella, received information from the technical team that carried out the work.Study of rapid progress and Italy said they would make the garden ready for opening on April 22, Dr. Musella, Italian famous landscape architect of the gardens and the concept of the project was prepared by Giuseppe Lunard said SERVALLI is designed by Italian architect Marco. Dr. Musella, "Pavilion's design is very simple, yet extremely reflects the Italian style. We organize them will have many amenities. Garden pavilion is the most important part. Inside the pavilion there will be many events", he said.

INTERACTIVE GAMES FOR CHILDRENItaly, the garden will be established as part of the EXPO 2016 Antalya, educational, prepared by Italian experts, it is preparing to host children with didactic and interactive games. Gardening children and families to visit with maps of hiking trails in the garden, plants and be able to obtain information about tree species.Italy Country Commissioner Dr. Aniello Musella pavilion of 130 square meters of event space will include specifying said;"Screening for children will be, because here the kids focus. Famous Italian director will also be film screenings. Conferences and workshops will be in Italy next to them but with all the typical food of pizza, pasta and coffee will find the chance to taste. Children, there will be chocolate. Accompanied by the young university also guide the children outside Italy will organize trips to get to know more closely. "

ALL CROPS were imported from ItalyEXPO 2016 Antalya between cypress trees, lemon trees, bougainvillea and roses kind consisting of one hundred percent said they will join their Italian plants and flowers Dr. Musella, "everything including the plants were brought from Italy. the associations in Italy have a long discussion about it. all plants in Italy will take part in this project, they've grown from their own fields. For example, in Tuscany, a very important center for the production of plants such as Sicily, we brought you here. Currently continues planting, "he said.

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Friday, 8 April 2016

Country Gardens bring color to EXPO 2016 Antalya

Scores of countries are preparing to host visitors in gardens reflecting their individual cultures at EXPO 2016 Antalya, which will open its gates with the “Child and Flower” theme on April 22nd.

There are several ambitious gardens inside the site, including the 3,150 square meter Chinese garden called “Moon’s Jewel”. This garden was completed in three months by a 30-member staff from China and takes inspiration from the classical gardens of  Suzhou. China’s history and rich horticulture will be on display.

Friendly relations between South Korea and Turkey go back a long way, so South Korea is one of the countries that stood alongside Turkey in its first EXPO. South Korea's ‘Shore Garden’ stands on 1,400 square meters and devotes one corner to explaining the friendly relations between Turkey and South Korea.

Sudan is maintaining its garden inside the EXPO 2016 Antalya exhibition center and has built a Sudan House that symbolizes the green world that will be passed on to future generations. Georgia will participate in EXPO with their Batum Botanical Garden, which has a history of 120 years. Nepal is constructing a Himalayas garden with a “Smart Children: Green Cities” theme that will be the largest garden of the exhibition at 3,600 square meters.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Aspendos Roman Theater...near Antalya... just marvellous !

We have already mentioned, there will not only to see Expo 2016 in Antalya, visiting the exhibition will be the excuse to discover a beautiful area and very pleasant, culturally rich !
Among the many attractions offered by the region of Antalya, Aspendos here for example, which is an ancient Greco-Roman city in southern Asia Minor. The site is located to the east of Antalya, 45 km. In the photos below, you can discover some parts of the Roman Theatre, one of the best preserved of all Asia Minor. This theater, in ancient times, allowed 7,000 spectators to enjoy the shows ... and that is still the case today.

The Aspendos site is on a plateau overlooking a beautiful valley through which flows the river Eurymedon, offering a unique setting for this exceptional heritage.

Do not miss !!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Last news from Expo 2016 Antalya...

EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency's 41st Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Faruk Celik was in the presidency. Minister of Steel, planned to be completed until April 1, the project and said that completion of the construction works outside the tower. Minister of Steel, reminding ticket sales with campaign will continue until April 23 of "our citizens to obtain tickets within 20 days 10 and $ 20 tickets I want to emphasize once again that they can provide," he said.EXPO EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Board of Directors at the Ordinary Meeting of the Aksu district of Antalya in 2016 and was held at the Press Center Exhibition Hall VIP. Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister and the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Chairman Faruk Celik, the Secretary-General was greeted by Kazim Aydin and board members.
The Board of Directors makes a field trip in the buggy before the meeting with Minister of Steel and Board members were first visited the Children's Science and Technology Center. Ministers received information by examining the voice and moving dinosaur models placed in front of the steel center. Minister of Steel and his entourage then watched 3D glasses digital film. Minister of Steel and then asking the simulator to see the members of the press who follow him once they got on well with the simulator. Steel Minister then studied the various test areas and earthquake simulator located in the Children's Science and Technology Center.

PROJECT AND WORKS COMPLETEDAs of today, the EXPO 2016 project and Steel Minister said, explaining that completion of the construction works;"All the work has been completed on the outside of the tower. Today I have the opportunity to visit a part. We heard a great satisfaction to see that the whole work should be finished by the end of April 1 as planned. About unfortunately experienced some towers, it was our desire mAdIğImIz problems quickly, but it also has confirmed the company will eliminate about about towards the end of next week. Hopefully next week at the end of the tower, landscaping, we have entered a period where the disposal of the environment problem. Thus, we can easily express the overall project and construction work is finished as outside of the tower. "

47 COUNTRY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT SIGNEDSteel Minister also informed about the work that the vegetation in the area, a total of 25 thousand trees and shrubs he planted 165 thousand, 365 thousand square meters, said the germination work is done. Participants also shared the latest information on the countries of the Minister of Steel, "there are Participating countries have made agreements in 47 countries. a few others I hope that continuing negotiations in the coming weeks. Thus the belief that we will find we are in 50 countries, "he said. 
650 THOUSAND TICKETS SOLDTicket Campaign in the comments about the Minister of Steel said;"We should start a campaign about the Ticket management decisions we have taken on board. That campaign ended as of today. According to figures 5 and I got the last ticket sold at $ 10 per 650 thousand units, we have seen that no tickets are sold. In the coming period will sell tickets until April 23 as 10 and $ 20. After April 23 and 30, and ticket sales are $ 60, will have taken a new shape. For him, again through you with all citizens of our citizens to obtain tickets in the 20 days 10 and $ 20 tickets I want to emphasize once again that they can provide. "Minister of Steel finally thanked the public media and describing the EXPO 2016 Antalya to spend day and night a success of this international event the Board of Directors.

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Friday, 1 April 2016

Expo Tower... almost finished !

TACA, the company who built the Expo Tower is proud to announce that they have finished the heavy lifting (stand jack) of the top tower structure...

Congratulations TACA Construction !!!!

The upper part of the Expo Tower was built on the ground, then lifted to the top !

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Kazakhstan's unique plants at EXPO 2016 Antalya

Kazakhstan will participate in EXPO 2016 Antalya with the country's unique local plants.

Kazakhstan has decided to participate in EXPO 2016 Antalya and Kazakhstan Country Commissioner Tursunkulov Arman stated that he was amazed by the EXPO 2016 Antalya project. Arman promised a Kazakh section of the exhibition area with the country's own cultural, botanical and endemic plants, and said: “There will definitely be Kazakhstan tulips in our garden, plus there is the sievers apple and I would love to have it here”.

Friday, 25 March 2016

German “Flower and Child” garden poised for EXPO 2016

The German delegation completed their final preparations for the installation of the “Flower and Child” themed garden at EXPO 2016.

Martin Vetter, the Antalya consul of Germany who also serves as country commissioner, visited the EXPO 2016 exhibition area outside Antalya. Country Commissar Vetter met EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Vice General Secretary Mücahit Şengul and inspected the area where they will install their garden.

Country Commissar Vetter stated their delight to be participating in EXPO 2016 and said:

“The most important message of today is our participation in EXPO. This was a last minute decision but we will showcase the botanic diversity, plants and trees of Germany to you. Additionally, we will form a garden for children with the theme of flowers and children."

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