For the past 13 years, the University of Graz has been organising a yearly rare plants market. This takes places in two locations, at the main University in Universitätsplatz 3, and at the outside garden at the Botanical Garden.
This year, it falls on this weekend in April (27th and 28th). Today I went to see the rare plants market at the main university. (Since I was with my pup, I could not go to the Botanical Garden, as dogs are not allowed there). I loved seeing how many varieties of plants were there. Especially finding out about some that I had no idea existed.
At the market, at the main University, you can find a number of stalls selling rare vegetable and fruit plants. The most amazing ones to see were the tomatoes. Who would have known there were so many different types? In shops and markets you only see the standard red ones, but there is a huge variety in nature of tomato Ecolour, shapes and patterns.
See underneath a gallery of pictures from the market today. If you need something to do tomorrow, be sure to check it out! It is a great excuse to go for a stroll, and maybe you may pick up a plant along the way.
Need any more tips on what to do in Graz? Check out my previous blog post on what to do on a Sunday in Graz.