The ongoing ‘Landscape and Gardening Expo’ provides a world of knowledge about the garden and its accessories

Tired of running from pillar to post for information on maintaining your garden and its equipment or places to purchase ornamental plants?

The three-day International Landscape and Gardening Expo 2009 organised by the Indian Flowers and Ornamental Plants Welfare Association on Necklace Road that was launched on Friday is the ideal place for you. Chief Minister K. Rosaiah inaugurated the expo.

Over 100 exhibitors dealing with gardening equipment, ornamental plants, nurseries, architects, pumps and pipes, pest control products and journals,etc. are participating in the expo.

The event was organised with an objective to create awareness among city-dwellers on the importance of gardening at homes and workplaces.

But many plant lovers lack information about the do’s and don’ts in gardening.

This expo will provide them with all such information besides a platform for buyers and sellers to trade, says association president S. Jafar Naqvi. There are any number of indoor nursery owners and ornamental plants cultivators in the city but not many have association with architects and real estate developers. This expo would enable them improve their business both in domestic and international markets, Mr. Naqvi explains.

Trade angle

It is not just for households, the expo has much to offer for restaurants and hotels. The terracotta garden ware and pottery stalls, sprinkler systems, synthetic turf-golf putting stalls, shading nets and protection materials would help them in exploring unlimited business opportunities.

The Rajasthan stone carving stall, Gayatri elements, bamboo arts, indiaplants.com stall and Moti Garden stall would provide plant lovers with the latest machinery to maintain gardens.

The expo is being conducted in association with Department of Horticulture and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority.

The entry fee for the expo is Rs. 20 per person.

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