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This summer Holland showcases its green thumb in Floriade 2012. Celebrating nature, the once-a-decade festival, running now through October 7 in the southern town of Venlo, features more than 160 acres of flora-focused exhibits ranging from hothouse flowers to sustainable vegetable gardens, beekeeping, tree growing, exotic plants, and, of course, bulbs such as tulips. More than 900 musical, dance, and theater acts will entertain at the World’s Fair-style expo featuring outdoor cafés, restaurants, and a 1,500-person natural amphitheater built into a hillside. floriade.com