35th Garden Tourism Festival kicks off in Delhi

35th Garden Tourism Festival kicks off in Delhi

Delhi, 16 February (PTI) On Friday, the Delhi government’s Garden Tourism Festival, which is themed around the upcoming G20 Summit, will begin.

Over 300 different plant species will be on display over the course of the three-day festival, with terrariums, floral animals, potted plants, foliage, medicinal and herbal plants, hanging baskets, dahlia, roses, cacti, bonsai, bougainvillea, cut flowers, and nursery stalls among its standout features.

The festival will have a special G20 enclosure filled with G20 flags, a rotating globe, and posters of the national flowers of every member country.

The Garden of Five Senses in south Delhi’s Said-Ul-Ajaib Village will serve as the starting point for the 35th iteration of the event.

India will hold the G20 presidency from December 1, 2022, to November 30, this year. Garden of Unity for G20 is this year’s festival’s theme, the official explained.

The official continued, “The site, stretched over 20 acres of lush greenery, will give room for public recreation and the expansive gardens loaded with countless flowers will provide for an outstanding sight.

On Friday, Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister, would officially launch the event.

Major participants in the festival this year include the horticulture departments of the NDMC, DJB, SDMC, Northern Railways, Archaeological Survey of India, CPWD, and Hero Moto Corp.

Competitions will be held in 32 different categories, including bonsai plants, dahlias, hanging baskets, foliage plants, cacti and succulents, and aromatic/herbal and medicinal plants.

Domain specialists will assess the exhibits. SLB VN VN PTI

The site, which spans 20 acres of picturesque greenery, will offer room for public events.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the government has begun offering a free shuttle service from Saket metro station to the Garden of Five Senses.

This year’s garden festival will feature roughly 300 different international plant and flower kinds. Moreover, hanging baskets, cut flowers, nursery booths, medicinal and herbal plants, potted plants, terrariums, topiary, leaves, and more will be on exhibit.

Tickets, Time, Venue

Venue: The Garden of Five Senses, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saiyad ul Ajaib, Saket

Timings: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (weekdays); 11:00 am – 7:30 pm (weekends)

Tickets: Rs 40 (weekdays) | Rs 50 (weekends)

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