The garden of learning by playing “Children and flowers”
Displaying the Turkish and Hungarian cultural and historical connections via landscape design and Hungarian products.
Experiencing the Garden is like a child’s learning about the world: as an adult we get to the present on a playful path, and to the future with life experience.
It takes the visitor through a way that represents the Way of Live: from the Past through the Present to the Future.
The Past: Remembrance of historical past.
Famous people from Hungarian history in the Turkish period.
Ferenc Rakoczi II.
Turkish well – As a memory of Urfa: a well with a golden fish, which symbolizes the Soul
Introducing bred grape and fruit species (apple, pear and grape)
Introducing naturalization and plant breeding (herbs, spices and roses)
The Present: Informative boards
Presentation of historical events
Using plants in public gardens
Importance of green roofs
Direct gain experience
Tasks in the garden
Searching for 2D corten steel animals (deer, grey cattle, big green lizard, white stork)
Potential of water applications
Making an own insect hotel
The Future: Preservation of biodiversity
Local specific species /communities
Protection of valuable areas – walking grid above the flower grass
Hungarian National Day:
General activities: for the public
Professional activities: for the professionals
- Presentations, shows of Hungarian products and B2B meetings
Children activities: playful programs for young children in the garden
Theme - Garden of learning by playing
Our exhibition area features a nature trail offering children interactive games so that they can learn and love our natural environment. Gaining direct experience at our stand helps to teach environment-conscious thinking to future generations in a playful manner.
The paths that explore the garden lead the visitors from the past into the ideal future, as conceived by us. There is a pavilion with atrium in the middle of the garden. The building combines old-time solutions with modern technologies: The traditional thatched roof is given a new form, water is retained and rainwater is collected with green roofs and green walls. When designing the garden as a whole, we strived for using sustainable technologies (water permeable covering materials, reused and recycled materials …).
Starting from the south-western entrance, outdoor plants with a Turkish well in the centre highlight the intertwined historical and landscape architectural past of Turkey and Hungary. The water and waterside eco system is intended to depict the diversity of nature in the present. Here, the visitors can learn about species-rich water side plants, as well as the various forms and landscaping activities of water (river, ornamental lake, water erosion and water utilization). The biggest, northern garden section illustrates the ideal future. The industrial crops and decoration plants that we have selected with special care, as well as the water permeable cover and the gabion retaining walls present sustainable solutions.
Trees and bushes separate the garden space, still the garden character is mainly determined by the perennial flowers and ornamental grasses. The outdoor plant types were selected primarily in consideration of the climate. Afterwards, plants were selected in harmony with each garden section to illustrate – as a part of the nature trail – diversity within, and among habitats (alpha and beta diversity).
Children can try a shadoof in the garden. The water taken from the well can be led into a canal system, then it flows into the pond. The spilled water creates forms of erosion in the sand, and going through the sand, it also helps to supply water to the plants. These pictures help children to experience the constructive and destructive force of water.
Children can get from one pier to the other, across the pond, by ferry. Getting into direct contact with water, they can learn about its dynamics and its microclimate- influencing attributes
In the “future” section of the garden, visitors arrive at a community garden accommodating a raised green bed and a garden shed. A significant space-organizing element of the garden section is the pergola system that exists and can be interpreted together with the building. The separating and connecting wooden framework, covered with plants, provides pleasant climatic and light patterns. The intimacy of the resting area is increased with heightened gabion walls, and their special attributes are enhanced with another layer of plants.
There are three, extensive green floors on the pergolas. Their plant surface slows the down-flow of precipitation, and the residual water quantity is taken to collecting tubs to help to irrigate the raised beds.
The “future” garden section is meant to highlight the co-existence of humans and their environment in the long run. Our furnished spaces model sustainable living spaces and tell the visitors - together with the descriptions on the informative boards – how we can manage our power sources in a more conscious manner.