|'Plant Evolution' at JFK Arboretum, Ireland.|
It's a day to get as many people as possible enthused about the importance of plants for agriculture, food production, horticulture, forestry, energy production, production of pharmaceuticals and the variety of other ways that plants impact on all our lives.
The celebration is spearheaded by the European Plant Science Organisation but, in just two years, has already spread beyond Europe and events this year will take place as far away as Australia and Zambia.
For a full list of events taking place around the World, see the Fascination of Plants website.
To mark Fascination of Plants Day, I've written a column for The Journal today on the importance of plants to our society and economy. Read it here