Angela Merkel – the new species of tulips carrying this name was at the centre of the ZENDOME.150M, not only figuratively speaking.
After the chancellor had christened the tulip named after herself, the flower was presented to the public for the first time inside the geodesic dome.
Festive event for this unusual occasion was the reception for the queens day at the embassy of the Royal Netherlands in Berlin.
More than 1000 guests from politics and the economy celebrated the queens´ birthday inside the ZENDOME and enjoyed the Dutch flower show.
The province Zeeland also used the 'Space for Ideas' to introduce the guests to regional specialities and delicacies such as oysters, cheese and waffles.
Dutch time for ZENDOME: By the way, the ZENDOME can be found at the Floriade 2012 as a mobile planetarium and provides the entry to the theme world of the gardening expo with an immersive experience.