- 27 May 2014 9:00 AM
The traditional opening on Friday at noon by the ambassadors of the guest countries, Italy and Greece in addition to France, will precede the unveiling of the new sunddial, sponsored by Marton Géza, one of the very few Hungarian sundial manufacturer and specialist.
The private cocktail will then be followed by the specialists’ lectures:
On that day Prof. Anna Guglielmo, from the University of Catania will present the European Mediterranean Gardens program, « GARDMED », its past and future. Coming from France, Mr Geoffroy de Longuemar, President of the Association des Parcs et Jardins de Bretagne will present the system of the « hybrid parks” followed by
Mr Christian Grüssen, from the Schloss Dyck, in Germany who will present the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN) as well as the development of the Hybrid Parks system in Germany.
After these professional conferences, the festivities of the day will end with the Greek music concert performed by the Kariatidák Korus and the Akropolis kompania at 5 pm.
On Saturday from two to four, the audience will have the possibility to listen to the conferences of our Greek guest, whose trip has been sponsored by Aegean Airline, Dr. Maria Papafotiou, head of Floriculture & Landscape Architecture department of the Agricultural University of Athens, who will present the historic gardens in Greece, while Mr Hárs Olivér, President of the Castanea Association for Environmental Protection of Sopron will refer to the not well enough known in Hungary impressing and moving, ecologic and historic initiative which is the « European Green Belt”: this natural lane along the former Iron Curtain…
Remaining in the theme of environemental protection, Mrs Máthé Katalin from the Corvinus Egyetem, Budapest, will explain what is « permaculture » and why it is one of « the » solution for real sustainable development in gardening. The following conference by Ombodi Ildiko, landscape architect, will persent the history and the now starting reconstruction project of the park of the château.
The day cannot end without a journey through the world of ancient gardens of Rome and Greece with Agnes Fekete, art historian and permanent cultural collaborator of the Joseph Karolyi Foundation.
On Sunday, a famous collector of succulents, Szupp Vilmos will share with the audience his passion for another mediterranean plant very appreciated in Hungary, the commonly called « cactus », before Zólyomi Zsolt, the only Hungarian « nose », will reveal « the scents of the Mediterranean Sea since Human Antiquity ». He will be followed by Mrs Heyek Andrea from the Hungarian oleander and Mediterranean Gardens Friends Association, who will unveil « The thousand faces of oleader ».
The day will end with the awarding of the « most beautyful stand ». (A four day journey to Paris).
Friday, May 30th - 14:30- 16:30
Prof. Anna Guglielmo, Università di Catania, Italy: ” GARDMED, the network of Mediterranean gardens for a sustainable future.”
Geoffroy de Longuemar, President of the Association des Parcs et Jardins de Bretagne: „The hybrid parks. A European project for historic parks”
Christian Grüssen, Schloss Dyck, EGHN: „The European Garden Heritage Network and the Hybrid Parks project”
17:00 Opening day concert: Karitidak choir and the Akropolis Company
Saturday, May 31st - 14:00- 16:30
Dr. Maria Papafotiou, Head of Floriculture &Landscape Architecture, Agricultural University of Athens: “The historic gardens in Greece”
Hárs Olivér, President of the Castanea Association for Environmental Protection of Sopron:”The European Green Belt: A natural lane along the former Iron Curtain line”
Máthé Katalin, Corvinus University, Budapest „What is permaculture”?
Ombodi Ildiko, landscape architect: The Fehrvarcsurgó park: past , present and future
Fekete Agnes, Art historian „A travel through the world of ancient gardens of Rome and Greece”
Sunday, June 1st - 14:00-16:00
Szupp Vilmos,succulent plants collector and producer „ The world of cactus”
Zolyomi Zsot, Perfume creator:”Scents of the Mediterranean Sea since Human Antiquity”
Heyek Andrea, Hungarian Oleander and Mediterranean Garden Friends Association : „The multiple facetts of oleander”.
16:30 Awarding of the prize of the most beautyful stand
Complete program can be sent on request.
For further information, please contact: Károlyi Kastély, 8052 Fehérvárcsurgó Tel: +36 21 311 04 26