Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Large orchid flowers, a white rose with an enticing scent and a palm tree with a triangular trunk are just some of the beauties that one can see at the Mega Flower Show organised at YMCA Ground in Royapettah.

The three-day exhibition, which opened on Friday, has over one lakh plants falling under a 1,000 varieties.

Roses, hibiscus, zinnias, chrysanthemums, petunias and bougainvilleas are just some of the plants that one can find here.

100 varieties of roses

There are over 100 varieties of roses in all hues and sizes at the exhibition being organised by GK Nursery. The pots containing ornamental chilli plants, which are less than 10 cm in height, are covered with at least 20 chillies each.

Plants used for landscaping like ground covers, shrubs, hedges, foliage, grass, creepers, avenue trees and fruit-bearing trees have all been brought under one roof, said Gaffar Khan, CEO, GK Nursery.

Seeds and fertilizers are also being exhibited. There is also good advice on plants for those who seek it.

The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. till Sunday and an entry fee of Rs.50 is charged.