KERALA

Breath-taking collection of flowers on display at show

Staff Reporter

Thrissur: Flowers add colour to life. Be it a wedding, birthday or any kind of celebration, the first thing that comes to mind will be flowers.

Their fragrance, different hues and beauty never fail to floor anybody irrespective of the person being a child, youth or senior citizen.

The 31st Horticultural Show at Town Hall here, draws scores of people not just from the city but also from suburbs.

The one-week festival, which showcases rare and exotic flowers, is being organised by Thrissur Agri-Horticultural Society.

Breath-taking collection of roses, attractive arrays of bright marigold, dalia, zinia, vinkarosia, dianthus, flox, and salvia are a delight to see. Varieties of bougainvillea, anthuria, orchids and lotus are some more to add.

An exhibition of floral arrangements is part of the festival. The decorations in traditional Indian and Western styles to suit every occasion are bound to fascinate people. As Valentines Day round-the-corner, lovers were busy taking photographs against the background of a huge heart-shaped floral decoration with red roses. More than 200 floral arrangements are on display at the festival.

Apart from floral decorations, fruits and vegetable carvings have also found a place in the fair. People thronged the huge ‘carrot dragon’ and ‘cabbage peacock’. Even bitter guards turned to beautiful parrots at the hands of craftsmen. More then 75 vegetable salad decorations are also on the show.

A rainbow palm, which costs around Rs. 50,000, is a star attraction at the festival.

Various institutions, including the Vegetable and Fruits Promotion Council, Agriculture Department and Kerala Agricultural University, have stalls at the fair.

Accident Care and Transport Service in association with Thrissur Press Club, is organising a photo exhibition on road accidents at the venue to create awareness among the public on road safety. The flower show will conclude on Tuesday.

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