• Short Summary

    What's been described as "the greatest horticultural exhibition in the world" opened in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday (18th April).

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    What's been described as "the greatest horticultural exhibition in the world" opened in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday (18th April).

    The exhibition takes place in Laaerberg - a suburb of the Austrian capital - and uses some of the newest styles in landscape architecture.

    There are more than 10 million plants arranged over an area of 225 acres (100 hectares). The exhibition will be open to the public until the 14th of October, and is expected to attract many international visitors.

    The huge garden boasts 16 miles (25 kilometres) of paths, a monorail and train, 10 restaurants and snack bars, and playgrounds for children.

    There's a rose garden, a water garden, a children's zoo, a concert garden, and a garden containing flowers and plants from 10 nations. 40 tons of stones were sent to Vienna from Japan to make up the Japanese garden - one of the exhibition's show-stealers.

    The exhibition will serve as an arena for sporting competitions and folklore performances, as well as providing a centre for international horticulturalists to swap notes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6MIXEAAL350O02UE0QQLUN89
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MIXEAAL350O02UE0QQLUN89
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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