Noida Flower Show: A Floral Extravaganza for Flower Lovers

Noida Flower Show: A Floral Extravaganza for Flower Lovers
The 36th edition of the Noida Flower Show started on February 24 and will end on February 26, 2023, at the Noida Stadium in Sector 21. Photo by Nemal Rizvi

By Nemal Rizvi

The Noida Stadium in Sector 21 has been transformed into a floral paradise for the 36th edition of the three-day Noida Flower Show which started on February 24. The show has been organised by the Noida Authority in collaboration with the Noida Floriculture Society on the occasion of the Noida Vasant Utsav. The show will end on February 26, 2023.

This is the first flower show in the city after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Flower aficionados and nature lovers got to experience and the beauty of a wide variety of flowers from across the world.

This year’s theme flower was the Marigold, of which 100 tonnes were put on display. Marigolds are considered auspicious in India and have spiritual significance as a symbol of surrender to God. Marigolds also attract pollinators like butterflies, bees, ladybugs, and other beneficial insects to your garden.

Other than the Marigolds, the show also had on display 600 different species of flowers and bonsais.

Apart from the plants, other things such as ceramic flowerpots, gardening tools, and aromatherapy-related products were also on display. The show turned out to be a visual feast for visitors, with an array of colours and fragrances to captivate the senses.

However, unlike prior years, local schools were not invited to this year's flower show due to the pandemic. But the organizers were looking forward to a high footfall at the flower show over the weekend. Visitors can enjoy the show without any entry fee as the Noida Authority is not charging any money for the entry ticket this year.

“It’s definitely been a success. Though it has not been at a same level as it was pre-pandemic but looking at the fact that there was a break of two years, to still see so many entries of individuals as well as companies … it has been a good response,” says the secretary of floriculture society, Beepa Pasreecha.

Several competitions have also been organised by the Floriculture Society of Noida. To participate, one has to pay a nominal fee though for different categories based on the space required.

“My husband is fond of flowers so after his retirement, he adopted the common area of our locality where people used to throw garbage, and today he is getting first prize,” says Suneeti.

(The writer is a Semester II student of BA (Journalism and Mass Communication) programme.)

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