A visit to annual flower show ‘Buds N Blooms’ at Empress Botanical Garden, Pune (India)
DesignGreenIndia visited an annual flower show – ‘Buds N Blooms’ at Empress Botanical Garden, Pune. The Empress garden covers a sprawling 39 acres, and is home to many rare species of trees and flowers. Managed by Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India since 1880, Empress garden organizes this annual flower show with aim of bringing gardening lovers together across India.
Around 1,500 varieties of flowers, including 600 different varieties of roses are on display there for gardening lovers. Petunia, Marigold, Salvia, Zinnia, Coleus, Gazania and Gerebra are main annuals covering most of the ground area at the show.
Different stalls of indoor plants, bonsais, vegetables (seeds), gardening and landscape accessories, flower paining, Japanese ikebana flower arrangements are arranged by nursery owners, vendors and horticulturists coming all over India from places like Sikkim, Darjeeling, Gujrat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra.
Flower competition (Rose) is one of the highlight of the event. Different type of roses (hybrid, floribunda, miniature roses) grown by nursery owners and enthusiast are being showcased in the show.
Also there are stalls by nursery owners for home gardeners. Soil mix, fertilizers, seeds, bulbs, compost could be purchased after consulting with experts at these stalls.
Various flower competition, workshops, street-plays, story-telling sessions and an interaction with experts in the field are other features of the show. Around 25,000 visitors are expected this year.
DesignGreenIndia recommends its viewer a visit to this show. It is being held from 17 to 19thJan 2014. The exhibition will open from 9 am to 9 pm.
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