Puspotsav: Over 2 lakh flower variants exhibition

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Ruchita Naik

Pune, 20 Jan 2020: Over 110 years the horticulture society of western India has been organizing flower exhibitions annually. This year the exhibition started on 17th January and will be going on till 26th January, at the Empress Botanical Garden. The time to visit the show is from morning 9:30 am to evening 7:30 pm.  The entry ticket is only Rs 50 only.

There were two different flower displays in the show. The art of bonsai was by  Suresh Shirke, Sunita Shirke and Mangala Rao. Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) by Mona Pingale, Shashikala Shetty, Ragini Kakkar, and Archana Vaidya.

“It is nice to see such beautiful flowers altogether at one place”, said two of the visitors.

The portraits of Lokmanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi were made with the help of yellow and brown marigold by Charuchandra Bhide.  The show further had various stalls related to gardening like fertilizers, potted plants, terrace garden, myco compost, etc.

A 130-year-old agriculture company named Namdeo Umaji agriculture has been putting up its stall in this exhibition for the last two years.  “We have created different pot called as self – watering pot, which helps store excess water in the bottom and then the plants use the water as required,” said the shopkeeper. The exhibition has food stalls as well.