The 18th of May will be the 5th international Fascination of Plants Day, organised by thousands of scientists, teachers, companies and farmers under the umbrella of EPSO to celebrate plants in all their diversity and wonder.

The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for horticulture, forestry and the production of plant-based non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals.

Many plant science institutions, universities, schools, botanical gardens and museums, together with farmers and industry, have opened their doors during the Fascination of Plants Day in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

This year the events will be held worldwide on and around the international Fascination of Plants Day on 18th May 2019. Already 49 countries have confirmed their participation. Many plant science institutions, universities, botanical gardens, and museums, together with farmers and companies, will open their doors with a variety of plant-based interactive events for all the family. Find out what will happen near you and who to contact on your country’s page at

Fascination of Plants Day 18 May 2019