L-R: Serge Wilmes, City of Luxembourg Alderman; Lydie Polfer, Mayor of Luxembourg City; Romain Schneider, Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture & Rural Development; Ann Muller, General Coordinator of LUGA 2023 asbl; Credit: Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg / Charles Soubry

Luxembourg's first horticultural exhibition "LUGA 2023 - Luxembourg Urban Garden" has been postponed until 2025.

LUGA 2023 asbl, the event organisers, confirmed in a press release that the garden show, initially planned for 2023, is being pushed back two years due to material and other supply shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The organisers noted that despite making "good progress" on the programme, developed from hundreds of ideas collected through a participatory process launched in November 2019 among stakeholders in the agriculture, ecology, culture and tourism sectors, the exhibition is being postponed in order for it "to be a real success" in 2025.

In addition, the Luxembourg Government and the City of Luxembourg have more than doubled the project's initial €10 million budget to €22 million. According to the organisers, this is based on initial cost estimates "no longer corresponding to current realities".