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Palace of Agriculture and Horticulture - Expo Antwerp 1930

Palace of Agriculture and Horticulture at the Exhibition Expo Antwerp 1930
© Exposition d'Anvers 1930

Between the second entrance of the Avenue Van Ryswyck and the Palais des Arts Décoratifs, there is a large triangle, on which the PALAIS DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DE L'HORTICULTURE was built for temporary exhibitions.

This temporary exhibition centre covers an area of 4,000 m2. It ends with a magnificent winter garden, where plants from southern countries are kept.

The agriculture and horticulture section had to include a series of temporary exhibitions as part of its extensive programme. Most agricultural and horticultural products are extremely perishable and can therefore only be displayed for a certain number of days. This is the case for forced and cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, etc. Similarly, animal exhibits, such as cattle, chickens, pigeons, dogs, etc., may not be extended beyond a certain period.

Temporary exhibitions will be held mainly in the "Palais de l'Agriculture et de l'Horticulture", near the Electric Farm. Only the large livestock will be shown on specially prepared grounds at the Kiel ramparts.

The following is the schedule of these temporary events:

26 April-4 May: International Horticultural Exhibition, Grandes Floralies de Printemps, organised by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of Antwerp.

20, 21, 22 June: Provincial Ruminant Competition, organised under the auspices of the Antwerp Provincial Chamber of Agriculture.

21-23 June: Exhibition of cut flowers, roses, sowing peas, carnations, etc.

28-29 June: Great International Dog Show, for the International Beauty Championship of the International Kennel Federation and with awarding of certificates for the national championship of the Saint Hubert Association.

4, 5 and 6 July: Provincial Horse Show, organised under the auspices of the Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Antwerp.

5-21 July: International Dairy Products Exhibition, organised under the auspices of the International Dairy Products Federation.

12-13 July: Grand International Dog Dressage Competition in the ring.

10 August: Great Dog Show Competition.

10-24 August: International Bee Show and National Beekeeping Demonstration, on certain days, by the Provincial Association of Beekeeping Corporations of Antwerp and under the protection of the National Federation of Beekeeping Societies of Belgium.

13, 14 and 15 September: International vegetable and dahlia exhibition. Exhibition of the "Œuvre du Coin de Terre".

13-14 September: International Sheep and Goat Show.

1-7 October: International Show of Backyard Animals.

4-5 October: Belgian Grand Prix for Dog Dressage.

11-13 October: International Fruit and Chrysanthemum Show.
and Chrysanthemums.

We will not mention the numerous congresses and meetings, most of which will be held during the International Agriculture Week (5-15 August).