Weekend in Latvia: buckthorn garden, Pēteris Vasks, seed exchange

Weekend is here with promising weather, up to 20 C for the first time this year. Here are some tips how to spend it!

Starting Saturday, April 17,  ZELT sea buckthorn garden   is open for walks to everyone – nature lovers, birdwatchers, those who want to know more about sea buckthorns. Garden in Zeltlejas, Jelgava municipality, is open 10 AM to 4 PM. Location on the  map here  . Entry is free.

April 16 marks the 75th birthday of Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks. A  livestream concert   with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductors Māris Sirmais and Andris Poga, violinist Kristīne Balanas and celloist Margarita Balanas will be broadcast on Latvian Radio 3 at 7 PM and Latvian Television at 9 PM.

On April 17, Latvijas Koncerti offers  another concert   marking the same event with Latvian Radio choir, conductor Sigvards Kļava and pianist Reinis Zariņš. The concert will be streamed at 9 PM on  Latvijas Koncerti website and  Facebook page.

Āgenskalna market has introduced a new service – a  seed exchange  . Bring the seeds you don’t want to plant for one reason or another and get other seeds in place. Seed exchange point is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM to 1 PM. Entrance from Nometņu Street 64.


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