New Delhi, 29 February 2020: The second day of Delhi Tourism’s Garden Tourism Festival witnessed an eager set of visitors walking in to experience the beautiful floral displays and explore the many offerings of the Garden Bazaar.

Children, alongside their parents rushed to participate in the painting competition. Kids between the age of 06-10 years, and 10-15 years were seen pouring in their effort to create personal artistic expressions on the theme of ‘Fountain in the Garden’.

“It is actually a relieving experience to be able to surround yourself with nature. Garden of Five Senses, and especially the Garden Tourism Festival have never failed to add to some really positive, destressing memories”, said Ms. Nandini Kedia, a young working professional in Delhi.

Catering to the objective of creating awareness about the environment the festival will continue to showcase the rich floriculture of Delhi and displays on the theme of ‘#Green Balcony, Green Delhi’ from 28 February -01 March 2020. Emphasizing on the importance of plants in one’s home, the festival brings together various elements that help one create flourishing home gardens.

The festival over the years has become the biggest flower show in the capital as participants include the horticulture departments of NDMC, CPWD, DJB, DDA, DDA Noida & Greater Noida, SDMC, Northern Railways, North, East & South MCD, leading nurseries, and suppliers of the horticulture equipment, seeds, fertilizers etc. A large variety of seasonal and exclusive flowers are displayed and competitions will be held in various categories.

The Highlights of 33rd Garden Tourism Festival are as follows:

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

• Painting Competition for children

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

• Live Entertainment: Folk and cultural performances including bands

• Various food stalls where people will get to savor the taste of different delicacies.

• Activities like magic show, on the spot painting competition for children.

With plants of all size and shape seen in the hands of new happy owners, the Garden Bazaar proved to be an instant hit with the crowd. Visitors young and old, posed with the floral sculptures, selfie points and displays, as many others captured the striking and appeasing kinds of flora around them. Smiles and memories galore, the visitors enjoyed the mesmerising performance by the Haryanvi Folk Group, the mind-bending tricks performed by the Illusionist and the peppy Bollywood numbers presented by Megha. Ending the day on a magical note, Magic & Mentalism wowed the audience with their techniques and demonstrations.

The third day of the 33rd Garden Tourism Festival will be witnessing stellar performances by a Marathi Folk Group, Stand-up comedy by Sushil Kharbanda and semi-classical dance performance by Jayshree. Devendra S Manglamukhi, India’s first Transgender Kathak Artist from Lucknow Gharana and Meera Awardee will also be gracing the stage at the Garden Tourism Festival followed by the prize distribution ceremony for winners across 32 categories.

The festival shall remain open for the public from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on all three days. Delhi Tourism is also providing free shuttle service from Saket Metro Station to the venue and back.