The city witnessed the amazing display of flora at the onset of spring with the 29th Garden Tourism Festival, which enchanted the senses of the people. The festival, which had begun on February 19 came to an end on Sunday and succeeded in attracting more than one lakh visitors to the serene and calm venue of Garden of Five Senses in the national Capital. People not only bought numerous varieties of plants but also were spell bounded by the beauty of Garden of Five Senses as they spent quality time with their friends and family in the lush green gardens. With its fresh air, exquisite landscaping, and contemporary installations, the garden stands unique and true to its name.
One of the major highlights of the event was Terrarium. Terrarium usually refers to sealable glass containers that can be opened for maintenance and to access the plants inside. Also, various amateurs musicians, music bands and other artists were invited to perform during the event in order to spell bound visitors with their heart throbbing performances.
Competitions were held in 31 different categories in which NDMC bagged a cash prize of Rs 32,000 for their best display and under private category participation Kumar Mangalam Birla (Aditya Birla Group) and Genesis Global got a cash prize of Rs 16000 and Rs 30,000 respectively for participating in various categories of the competition. Saumya Gupta, MD and CEO, Delhi Tourism distributed the prizes amongst the winners and she expressed her gratitude towards all the participants and visitors to make the event successful. She also lauded the efforts of Delhi Tourism to make this event a grand success.
Main idea behind small events at Garden Tourism festival has been to promote cultural integrity among one and all. A soft adventure park was also created at the venue to indulge visitors in adventurous activities; lectures and street plays on environment and health; magic show; mini food festival.