Floriade 1992

AIPH Zoetermeer 1992
BIE-class Horticultural exposition
Name Floriade 1992
Area 168 acres
Visitors 3.36 million
Country Netherlands
City Zoetermeer
Venue Rokkeveen
Opening April 9, 1992 (1992-04-09)
Closure October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)
Horticultural expositions
Previous Expo '90 in Osaka
Next 1993 World Horticultural Exposition in Stuttgart
Specialized expositions
Previous Expo 91 in Plovdiv
Next Taejŏn Expo '93 in Taejŏn
Universal expositions
Previous Expo '70 in Osaka
Next Expo 2000 in Hannover
Universal Seville Expo '92
Specialized Genoa Expo '92

Floriade 1992 was an international garden exhibition held in Zoetermeer, Netherlands, recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) and organized under the authority of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The Floriade ran from April 9 to October 10, 1992, and was held on a converted pasture outside Zoetermeer near The Hague. The exhibition covered 168 acres and had participants from more than 20 countries.[1] Thirteen foreign countries participated (Germany, India, Japan, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Thailand and Indonesia). The Floriade hosted 3.36 million visitors.[2]

Moeder en Kind (Mother and Child), sculpture of an onion, created for the Expo

The Floriade site was also the setting for a sculpture exhibition, in which many artists including Rob Scholte helped construct an exhibition called "The Colossus of Zoetermeer". The exhibition was officially opened by Queen Beatrix. A special tram line was built to service the exhibition.


  1. Raver, Anne (3 May 1992). "At Floriade, Tulips Are Just a Start". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. "La Haye-Zoetermeer 1992".

Coordinates: 52°02′35″N 4°28′05″E / 52.0430°N 4.4680°E / 52.0430; 4.4680

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