Yesterday, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Jón Bjarnason inaugurated a gardening festival in Hveragerdi, a South-Iceland town renowned for greenhouse gardening. Ruv.is reports this. The festival is called “Blóm í Bae” or “Flowers in a Town”.
This year, flower arrangements and garden plants will be in the spotlight, in addition to the celebration of the 125 year-anniversary of the Iceland Gardening Association. This year’s theme is children and adventure.
Last year, forty thousand people visited the festival and it is assumed that this year, the turnout will be even greater.
Townspeople have been encouraged to actively participate in the festival by innovatively decorating their houses and gardens with flowers.
Also, a few inhabitants will open their backyards to visitors and serve vegetable soup.
The festival will remain open through the weekend.