When the curtain came down on the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition, on Oct 25, the event had attracted more than 4 million visitors from China and abroad, and the praise of Vic Krahn, president of the International Association of Horticultural Producers, who says that it highlighted Qingdao and was a good example of China's commitment to protecting nature through education and the integration of horticulture in the landscape.
The theme of the 184-day expo was “From the earth, for Earth” and it covered “Natural creation”, “Scientific and technological innovation” and “Cultural originality” with programs on the oceans, mountains, and ecology.
Krahn went on to explain, “The Qingdao Expo really showed the importance of horticulture for the human’s spirit.”
The Qingdao expo will begin some scheduled maintenance, on Oct 26, and is expected to reopen to the public this coming spring.
Source : http://en.qingdaoexpo2014.org/