David and I decided to buy tickets for two days before our trip and after our day in Maastricht, when the weather really perked up decided that Wednesday and Thursday would be good days to go. Wednesday in particular was to be the driest and it was certainly the busiest. The traffic, though busy kept moving and directions in the car park were well organised. The park and ride bus service was caught out by the number of people but very soon extra buses came along and people were soon transported to the venue.
Venlo itself is in an area important for produce growing and the trade of fruit, vegetables and plants that we would normally see in our supermarkets or garden centres. The Floriade site is very big and had four main areas and it took us both days to explore. Just passed the entrance people were greeting with a giant pair of wellie boots
This is what we'd come to see
We visited the education area which explained about methods of producing the fruit and veg that we eat and how science is leading to improving the quality of the produce, but there were some bizarre displays, like this Dutch "egg" shape