NEW DELHI,18.02.21-For the past three decades, Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation Ltd. in association with the Government of Delhi has been organizing ‘Garden Tourism Festival’ in the city with the objective to create awareness about the environment and showcase the rich floriculture of Delhi. Celebrating the hues of Mother Nature and the fervour of Spring Season, this three-week extravaganza is themed ‘#Colours of Nature’ this year.

Unlike a three-day format that was being followed previously, Delhi Tourism has extended the festival to three weeks, to give a safe, socially distanced and memorable experience to its visitors. The festival aims to make for a vibrant and refreshing experience for its visitors. Garden Tourism Festival, besides being a delight to visit with one’s friends and family, will proffer its annual Garden Bazaar and horticulture workshops for gardening enthusiasts.

The 34th Garden Tourism Festival will be inaugurated on 19th February, 2021 by Sh. Manish Sisodia, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister & Minister of Tourism, Govt. of Delhi.

The festival over the years has become the biggest flower show in the capital as participants include leading nurseries, horticulture & floriculture societies and suppliers of the horticulture equipment, seeds, fertilizers etc. Along with the flower show, special themed gardens are developed by various government civic agencies as well as private organizations and business houses. Special cultural programmes have been organized to entertain the visitors and create a festive atmosphere. There will be variety of food stalls and languishing artists engaging the visitors in activities. Delhi Tourism’s Garden of Five Senses will host all this and a lot more, with the flower displays as its crowning jewel.

The Highlights of 34th Garden Tourism Festival are as follows:

• Exquisite display of choicest plants, Hanging baskets, Bonsai, succulents, cacti and many more

• Garden Bazaar: sale of flowers, plants, organic items, medicinal plants, gardening accessories, etc.

• Display of Terrariums, Potted Plants, Foliage, Medicinal & Herbal Plants, Hanging Baskets, Dahlia, Roses, Cacti, Bonsai, Bougainvillea, cut flowers, nursery stalls, etc.

• Weekend Cultural programmes will include a mix of indie artists, punjabi bhangra etc.

• Various food stalls where people will get to savor the taste of different delicacies including varieties of Pizza and beverages

• A variety of art and craft offerings to engage in

The Garden Tourism Festival is a great platform for garden lovers to meet, interact and showcase their fruit of labour. The major participants during the festival are the horticulture departments of MCD (East, North), NDMC, CPWD, DJB, DDA, SDMC, Noida Authority, Northern Railways, DLF Mall of India, and others. There will be showcasing varieties in varies plants such as potted plants, Dahlia, Hanging Baskets, Foliage Plants, Cactus and Succulents, Bonsai Plants of different specifications, Bougainvillea, Floral Animal, Tray Garden, Theme Garden, Annual cut flowers in earthen vases, Vegetables Flower Decoration, Flower arrangements and roses etc.

In order to revive tourism in the city, Delhi Tourism has modified this event in order to extend the experience to more visitors, keeping safety in mind. This will enable a guided movement that will adhere to all the norms of COVID-19 guidelines. Digital payment facility will also be available at the ticket counters enabling cashless transactions.

The festival shall remain open for the public from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm on weekends. Delhi Tourism will also provide free shuttle service from Saket Metro Station to the venue and back.

The cost of tickets is as follows:

Monday to Friday: Rs 40/-
Saturday to Sunday: Rs 50/-
Children upto 12 years: Free
Senior Citizens (all days): Rs 40/-

Explore this and a lot more at the 34th Garden Tourism Festival.