Camp, 25th January 2024: The vibrant hues of countless flowers have burst forth at the Empress Garden Flower Show – Buds n Blooms-2024, captivating the people of Pune and beyond. Organized by the Empress Botanical Garden, this grand exhibition, inaugurated today by Vijay Kumar Magar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 4, promises a visual feast for flower enthusiasts.
The inauguration ceremony witnessed the presence of esteemed personalities, including Pratap Pawar, president of the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India, Suresh Pingle, Honorary Secretary, and Trustees Anupama Barve, Suman Kiloskar, Dr. Srinath Kawade, Prashant Chavan, among others. DCP Magar not only declared the exhibition open but also extended a warm invitation to Pune’s residents to partake in the visual spectacle of blossoms.
The Empress Garden Flower Show – Buds n Blooms-2024, running from 25th to 28th January, welcomes citizens to explore a world of botanical wonders. The exhibition hours extend from 9 am to 7.30 pm on January 26, 27, and 28. A diverse array of flowers, vegetables, and meticulously crafted bonsai trees adorn the exhibition, creating a captivating tableau for visitors. Stalls offering a range of horticultural supplies, from nurseries and agricultural implements to fertilizers and pots, provide an additional dimension to the experience.
One remarkable attraction is a water tank transformed into a canvas for a goddess’s replica, skillfully crafted with an array of flowers. Visitors have been flocking to witness this unique and artistic display.
Empress Garden, overseen by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India, not only stands as a testament to natural beauty but also serves as a hub for various social activities. The organization, active since 1830, has consistently aimed to instill a love for nature and the environment in the public. The annual flower exhibition in January has become a hallmark event, drawing participants and spectators of all ages.
The flower show goes beyond mere display; it actively engages the community with competitions designed to cultivate a love for gardening. Competitions range from artistic flower arrangements to vegetable displays, and even the creation of attractive leaf pots. Additionally, ordinary citizens are encouraged to contribute their garden blooms to the exhibition, fostering a sense of collective appreciation for nature’s beauty.
This floral extravaganza is not confined to the competition arena; it extends to the newly adorned Empress Garden, providing an enchanting experience for flower enthusiasts.
As the exhibition unfolds, Empress Garden becomes a canvas for various garden designs, creative flower pot arrangements, and artistic combinations of leaves and flowers. This annual flower festival has become a much-anticipated event, eagerly awaited by flower lovers not only in Pune but also in neighboring regions like Kolhapur, Sangli, Nashik, and even Andhra Pradesh. Nursery professionals from far and wide converge to showcase their expertise, making the flower exhibition a truly national event.
The pièce de résistance of this year’s exhibition is the incorporation of Japanese-style floral arrangements and a captivating array of bonsai trees, adding a unique charm that is sure to captivate flower enthusiasts. As the aroma of the blossoms fills the air, the Empress Garden Flower Show – Buds n Blooms-2024 stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of nature, inviting one and all to revel in its splendor.