The Fascination of Plants day
The goal of The Fascination of Plants day is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainability producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals.
In 2015 May 15th we celebrated the Fascination of plants day for the fourth time. Lithuania has started the Fascination of Plants Day with 16 events in 7 cities organized by 26 institutions.
Our Kaunas botanical garden of Vytautas Magnus University celebrated Fascination of plants day with four different parts of programme. First, in the morning, we invited our littlest plant lovers to our garden, they prepared a concert with songs, dances, poems and even flower-themed costumes.
Later on, we travelled to Kaunas old town, where people from our garden, high schools, other universities and even a zoo, joined in a parade for the Fascination of Plants day. More than 200 people created a live flower ornament in the Town Hall Square.
In the evening people were invited to the Botanical garden to enjoy the science fair and tea degustation. A light drizzle did not scare those in the celebration, so at night hundreds of people had an option to try out our night excursion. With an avatar tree, glowing in the dark water lilies, live music and a grand finale – lights show on the wall of our Upper Freda manor.
“The Aroma Night”
Kaunas Botanical Garden of Vytautas Magnus University invites you to join our “The Aroma Night ”.
Every July, Kaunas botanical garden invites visitors past the working ours, to enjoy warm summer evening and the magnificent smell of blooming nature. People can try out various excursions about roses, medicinal plants, eatable plants, planting. Ice-cream degustation is by far the most popular attraction – we offer our own ice-cream flavoured with peppermint, blueberries, sage or other herbs and berries grown in the Botanical garden. Many specialist consult on herbs, ethereal oils, foods and even healthy lifestyle. When the sun goes down – the fun begins: classical music concerts with VMU Chamber Orchestra, the observation of moths, tea degustation and a wonderful lights show on the walls of The Upper Freda Manor.
„Bloom of the Lily of The Valley“
In Kaunas Botanical Garden of Vytautas Magnus University a traditional spring fair “Bloom of the Lily of The Valley” happens every year. Here people can buy a variety of plants, shrubs, decorative flowers, folk-art, organic foods. We also sell our plants, herbs, berries that have grown in the Botanical garden.
„Berry of the Lily of The Valley”
Following the spring event “Bloom of the Lily of the Valley” every autumn Botanical garden organises a fair called – “Berry of the Lily of the Valley”.