April 1, 2010, Naaldwijk, the Netherlands – The world’s longest plant trough was planted in late March in the biggest greenhouse horticulture region in the Netherlands.
The plant trough is 1,000 metres long and can be seen alongside the auction route in Westland until Sept. 18. The plant trough will be filled with various types of spring flowers, such as violets, and annual summer flowers. The aim is to achieve an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records by beating the current record for the “Worlds Longest Plantpot.” The record dates from May 2008 and is held by the Austrian village of Donnersbach, with a length of 447.58 metres.
The longest plant trough is an initiative of the Lentiz Flora College in Naaldwijk. The “opening day” of the plant trough coincided with National Volunteers Day, to which the students wanted to draw attention.