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Coimbatore

123rd Ooty Flower Show opened

Covai Post Network

Ooty : A 23 -foot flower replica of Parliament building made of nearly two lakh red and white carnations is the cynosureof all eyes at the 123rd Flower Show inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Friday at the Botanical Gardens here.

“It is indeed a matter of pride and happiness that the people of Nilgiris district have hosted this flower show for several decades, thus exhibiting their love for nature and their appreciation of beauty,” the Governor said in his inaugural address.

This well known and prestigious annual Flower show enjoys international recognition both in terms of its antiquity and stature and flaunts the beauty of nature in all its colourful versatility.

The Government Botanical Gardens has a sprawling expanse of 22 hectares and attracts around 30 lakh tourists every year, hosting an enormous collection of over 2000 species of flora, he pointed out.

It is the enormous variety that makes the Ooty flower show a unique event. There are more than 150 varieties of cut flowers, various kinds of tropical and temperate vegetables and fruits on display here.

The 30,000 potted flowering plants that have been specially prepared for the five-fay Flower Show are sure to enthrall the visitors, Purohit said.

Flower shows such as this help people to appreciate the value of Nature and teach them to treasure and preserve our resources and hand them over to the succeeding generations.

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