Series of Programmes for Plant Lovers

Visitors can explore the world of succulent plants and herbariums, but can also taste bread enriched with leaf protein and microalgae, wafers and gummi beans.

Every two years, the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) organises a Plant Theme Day on the 18th of  May. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of plants and plant science for the present and the future. Several countries, including Hungary, have joined the “Fascination of Plants Day” appeal.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Food Science and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen organised a series of events from the 14th of May at which  interactive programmes, exhibitions and science lectures are awaiting the interested public.

In the lobby of the agricultural campus, two exhibitions were opened,  one on herbaria and the other on succulent plants.

The first is a selection of the valuable pressed herbarium of the DE MÉK Department of Applied Plant Biology. You can see 150-200 years of wonderful pressed plants, herbs and mosses from the past, get a glimpse of the “Collection of Hungarian Plants” by József Sadler from 1823 and make your own herbarium. 

In the latter, many genera and species are shown with live plants, and many species are in spectacular bloom. Throughout the exhibition, knowledgeable experts will be on hand to answer any questions visitors  may have, and a plant stall will be available to complement the exhibition.

The succulent plant exhibition is open until the 16th of  May, Tuesday to Thursday, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., and The Magic World of Herbaria is open until the 24th of  May, Tuesday to Friday,9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.


Date:16-24 May

Location:Agricultural Campus


Source: dehir.hu