Welcome to the latest Fascination of Plants Day news and events!

Events will be held worldwide on and around the international Fascination of Plants Day on 18th May 2019. There are a great many events due to take place across the globe. We are keen to spread the word about FoPD events in each country so that everyone can join us in sharing in and spreading the fascination of plants. Please send us news of your upcoming FoPD events to publish here or in our newsletter and on our social media channels.

First FoPD 2019 patronage is in Slovakia!

Apr 15, 2019 -

Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) 2019 has its first patronage! In Slovakia the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic will take the patronage (bulwark) of the Fascination of Plant’s Day. The Research Institute of Plant Production are preparing a big event – an open day – on 23th of May 2019, […]

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Japan and Portugal are in joint lead!

Apr 15, 2019 -

Japan and Portugal are currently leading as the countries with the most Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) events! With 16 events each, Japan and Portugal look set to have an excellent Fascination of Plants Day. Japan has events at research institutes, universities and a museum. Portugal’s events include a drawing contest, photograph competition, laboratory workshop […]

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50 days to the Fascination of #PlantsDay 2019!

Mar 28, 2019 -

⌛️ 50 days to the Fascination of #PlantsDay 2019! 🌱 The clock is ticking! So get posting and tweeting about the plant related events in your country using our hashtag #PlantsDay or mentioning us at @PlantDay18May and on Facebook. Last FoPD there were over 5,500 tweets with this hashtag! We’re aiming for an event bigger reach this […]

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The Czech Republic launches its Fascination of Plants Day preparations

Mar 27, 2019 -

The Czech Republic has now launched its Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) preparations! The Fascination of Plants Day “Den fascinace rostlinami”  in  the The Czech Republic is organized under auspices of “The Association of the Private Farming of the Czech Republic” and Ing. Miroslav Toman, CSc, Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. More than […]

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The Common Ground Workshop

Mar 14, 2019 -

The Coordination and Support Action MicrobiomeSupport ( had its first major activity and event, the Common Ground Workshop, which took place from 4-5 March 2019 in Vienna. More than hundred participants from academia, industry and the policy sector, coming from 25 countries world-wide, got together to start a major mapping activity on microbiome R&I activities […]

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Leverano in Fiore is back for FoPD 2019!

Feb 28, 2019 -

From 17-19 May 2019 Leverano, the “City of Flowers”, in Italy will transform its town centre into a huge open air garden and host an international floral art competition, Arteflorando. In this triumph of colours and scents, lovers of flowers, plants and beauty will be able to admire the many extraordinary creations. Last year Leverano […]

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