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European Countries Conference 2022

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56th edition 9-10-11 September 2022

The second weekend of September is traditionally the weekend of the ELK, the weekend of the European cactus and other succulent plants enthusiasts: 

ELK 2022 revamped!


After two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope to be able to organise a "normal" ELK again this year. We have even come up with improvements for the ELK 2022. For many years, the plant sale has taken place in the large hall and in the well-known pole tent. Last year, however, it became apparent once again that this type of tent no longer met the requirements laid down. Previously, this type of tent was already leaking when it rained and was considered by everyone to be too dark.

Therefore, the committee decided to replace the old pole tent with a modern frame tent. Windows in the side walls make this tent much brighter and without the poles in the middle of the tent, it also allows for a more spacious arrangement of the stalls.

But improvements cost money! Unfortunately, the price of a frame tent is much higher than that of a pole tent. To be able to pay for this, a moderate entrance fee of € 5.00 will be charged from this year for visitors who do not stay in Duinse Polders. This gives them unlimited access to the plant sale and all lectures throughout the ELK weekend. On Sunday morning, admission remains free.

With this new tent, we can make the plant sale even brighter and friendlier and welcome both exhibitors and buyers under the best conditions. In addition, visitors can expect another innovation. Let us surprise you!


The European Countries Conference ELK is probably the largest international gathering of cactus and succulent enthusiasts. The conference is held in September every year on the holiday centre "Corsendonk Duinse Polders' in Blankenberge, Belgium.

The program includes lectures in various languages given by renowned speakers. At the plant sale over 130 enthusiasts and professional growers offer cacti and other succulents plants for every purse. Next to the more traditional amateur plants also real show plants, novelties, accessories and a large choice of books.

Free entrance to the exhibition and the lectures.


Waar kunt u ons vinden?

Corsendonk Duinse Polders, Ruzettelaan 195, 8370 Blankenberge, België

Vanaf de E40 neem exit 8 (Brugge). Volg Expressweg N31 richting Zeebrugge. Volg richting Blankenberge


Information needed that you can't find on the ELK website? Mail to: vragen AT elkcactus.eu