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International Horticultural Exposition 2011
International Horticultural Exposition 2011
28.04.2011 - 22.10.2011 08.00 h - 18.00 h
Other - Xi'an


The World Horticultural Expo will be held in Xi'an (Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China) from 28 April, 2011, until 22 October, 2011. That's a six month window of opportunity for any keen gardeners or horticulturalists who would like to see amazing displays of the latest plants and plant technologies in extensive purpose built grounds. The 2011 World Horticultural Expo is themed as: Eternal Peace & Harmony between Nature & Mankind, Nurturing the Future Earth. It will be held on a new site in Chanba District, between the airport and the downtown. The expo is expected to bring some 10 million visitors to Xi'an (that's 50 000 per day on average, though 200 000 are expected on peak days).

The Site Design

The design of the site was put out to international competition and won by PlasmaStudio architects. Their masterplan, entitled Flowing Gardens, 2takes Circulation as its key factor. A single stream enters the grounds and then diverges much as a river does on enterings its delta. The water enters a lake but this is not the end; that same water is cleaned naturally by reed beds and then re-used in the irrigation systems that keep the whole in pristine condition.

The site will have three main buildings:

Gate Building: There will be a formal gate building that allows access to the site. This is positioned so as to give visitors a side-on view of the main axis and therefore an idea of the layout.

Exhibition Hall: This amazing building is positioned on the main axis beside, and even over, the lake. Yes - the structure is cantilevered out beyond the banks, perhaps to break down the physical boundary but certainly to provide a better angle for views over the lake. A ramp leads to the top of the exhibition hall and many visitors are sure to head up there for a better perspective too.

Boats will leave from near the Exhibition Centre for pleasure trips across the lake.

Greenhouse: The artificial climate zones induced by a greenhouse are always of interest but this structure is meant to be an interesting and attractive feature in itself. The tunnel is contorted into a horse-shoe shape creating a central space on the outside - if that's not a contradiction in terms. A third dimension is added by the craetion of a pathway through this centre an up over the greenhouse structure.
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Pre-Expo Period: From 2010-10-01 to 2011-03-31

Expo Period: From 2011-04-28 to 2011-10-22

Peak Days & Standard Days

Peak Days:
Peak Days include the Opening Extended Weekend (Apr.28~30), the May Day holiday (May. 1~3), the Dragon Boat Festival (a 3-day holiday), the Mid-Autumn Day (a 3-day holiday), National Day Holiday (Oct. 1~7), and the Closing Extended Weekend (Oct 20~22) – in all, 22 Peak Days.

Standard Days:
Standard Days refers to all non-Peak Days (see Peak Day dates above). Xi'an 2011 Expo runs for, in all, 156 days.

Ticket Types Period & Price Terms of Acceptance
Peak-Day Single Day Admission Pre-Expo Period RMB 130
  • Applicable to all visitors;
  • Applicable on ALL days including Peak Days;
  • One ticket per visitor, single day admission.
Expo Period  RMB 150
Standard-Day Single Day Admission Pre-Expo Period  RMB 85
  • Applicable to all visitors;
  • Applicable on ALL days including EXCEPT Peak Days;
  • One ticket per visitor, single day admission.
Expo Period  RMB 100

Location & Contact

Preparatory Committee Office of International Horticultural Exposition 2011

Address: 1 Chanba Ave. Chanba Ecological District, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, P.R. China.

Contact: Ms. Zhang, Mr. Fan

Tel: 86-29-83592256/83592257
Zip Code: 710024




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