On May 18th, 2019 the world celebrates the Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD).

The event is organized under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). 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. The role of plants in environmental conservation is also a key message.

In 2019, the Swiss Plant Science Web coordinates all activities in Switzerland related to this global event.

See list of all activities offered to the public in Switzerland.

Institutions and companies in Switzerland are welcome to join this initiative by offering events for the public!


We invite you to organize an interesting public activity related to plants. May 18th will be the core Fascination of Plants Day and most events will be organised for this day. Events can also happen throughout the weeks of 1-31 May.

International plant day website

Country site for Switzerland: https://plantday18may.org/category/europe/switzerland/

Dissemination of events in Switzerland

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The SPSW will publish events held in Switzerland on its website and will disseminate the information about your event through its media channels. In addition, all events will be posted on the EPSO global plantday website. EPSO will inform the media about the planned events.
In exchange we kindly ask you to display the official International Fascination of Plants Day logo and to link your event to the Swiss Plant Science Web as the national coordination hub.

Contact for FoPD activities in Switzerland

Sylvia Martinez, eMail