Canadian Gardening Expert Sets Sail With Emerald Cruises

Emerald Cruises is partnering with Canadian gardening expert and weatherman, Frank Ferragine – also known as Frankie Flowers — for a special departure of the Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise with a guided tour of the Floriade Horticulture Expo.

The eight-day sailing departs Basel, Switzerland on July 29, 2022 and concludes in Amsterdam with an opportunity to tour Floriade alongside Frankie, making it an ideal trip for Canadian gardeners and flower enthusiasts looking for inspiration.

During the sailing, guests will have multiple opportunities to interact with and learn from Frankie. Events include a lively, garden-themed cocktail reception with Frankie; two educational onboard seminars focused on Canada-specific gardening and landscaping topics followed by an autograph session; a trivia night to test guests’ gardening know-how featuring a grand prize of a one-hour consultation with Frankie; and join Frankie on an escorted tour for Canadian guests of the Floriade Horticultural Expo in Amsterdam.

The Floriade Horticultural Expo takes place in Holland every 10 years between April and October and is set in an park in Amsterdam where the Dutch horticulture industry presents its latest trends and developments to the rest of the world.

The theme for 2022’s expo is Growing Green Cities, and guests can experience the 40 inspiring country presentations, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over the Floriade park, pavilions with sustainable innovations and a vibrant arts and culture program, making it a must-visit destination for gardeners and horticulture lovers.

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