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A celebration of gardens, Greek delicacies and a jump into prehistory is on this Pentecost weekend’s menu.

June 4 and 5, Wallonia

As part of the European event “Rendez-vous aux jardins”, the non-profit organization “Parks and Gardens of Wallonia” is organizing the 6th edition of “Parks and Gardens of the Walloon Weekend”.

This year the chosen theme is “Gardens in the face of climate change”. Therefore, various park and garden managers organize events to promote their area and reflect on the role of gardens as biodiversity reserves.

The Citrouilles et Lutin Garden, located in the listed village of Esno, offers wickerwork demonstrations and rustic flower bouquet making workshops. The Japanese-inspired ArtChiVert Ardennes Garden invites visitors to discover its Zen Garden type space and the many conifers and plants that make up the curves and sculpted beds of the 67-acre estate.

On Sunday, June 5, the Château d’Atre in Hainaut puts on a theatrical performance “We must cultivate our garden.”

Also on June 5, a picnic is held at the Chateau de Freire, in the province of Namur. Shows, music, massages and wooden games will enliven the day.

www.week-end.parcs-et-jardins-de-wallonie.be

2.greek party

June 6, Anghien Castle.

Created in 1959 by His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon, Greece Day has become the largest gathering of Greeks in the Benelux countries. More than 15,000 people are expected on the grounds of Enghien Castle this Pentecost Monday.

Everyone can taste souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat and vegetables), drink restina (dry, white or rose wine) and take part in a traditional dance step.

This year the Divine Liturgy service will take place at 10:30. During the day, various Greek cultural associations will present their folk dance groups.

A musical atmosphere will be provided, among other things, by a Greek music group, and a children’s village is also planned.

Entrance fee 8 €, children under 12 free.

www.greekday.be

3.agricultural exhibition

June 6, Nivelles, Grand Place.

This Trinity Monday in Nivelles will host the most famous agricultural fair in Walloon Brabant. Between the blacksmithing demonstration, the Blanc Bleu Belge competition exhibition, the poultry exhibition at the collegiate church monastery and the horse show, the whole family will find something to enjoy.

www.tourisme-nivelles.be

four.Photo exhibition

From June 4 to September 18, Charleroi, Museum of Photography.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take beautiful pictures. Exhibition Like an amateur. History and stories of amateur photography shows this by bringing together family photographs, early Kodak photographs, autochromes, panoramas, artist archives and other images that tell life stories.

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