Welcome Reception

July 3 – an 'icebreaker' get-together before the official opening

Conference Dinner

On July 5, participants are invited to the conference dinner garden party at the University of Latvia Botanical Garden and enjoy a guided tour of the garden. 
After the working sessions and panel discussion of the conference, a bus will take you to the dinner venue. After dinner, the same bus will take you back to the Academic Center (House of Science) or to the center of Riga. 

Time of the event: 17.00 – 21.30
Venue: University of Latvia Botanical Garden, Kandavas street 2, Riga
Note to the participants: there are paved and unpaved paths and lawns at the venue. Although July is the warmest month of the year in Latvia, the evenings can be cool. Please consider the above-mentioned information when choosing your clothing and footwear.


The University of Latvia Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Latvia founded in 1922. An open-air 15-hectare garden and greenhouses are home to around 5 600 plants while offering visitors a beautiful walk and cultural recreation, as well as an opportunity to explore the diversity of plant life. The garden’s collection is wide and carefully chosen - it includes protected plants and medicinal plants as well as a collection of the poisonous plants of Latvia. Most of the trees and bushes in the arboretum are uncommon for Latvia’s flora. The garden has a rich collection of perennial plants, dahlias, and other decorative plants. A special collection provides an insight into the world of swamp plants as well as different kinds of moss and lichen.