For nature lovers in and around Delhi, here’s another treat, as the second International Nursery and Landscape Expo starts here. At this four-day event, unique species of plants from all over the world will be exhibited. This event is the first of its kind to be done in the Capital.
The exhibits will be displayed in the NSIC ground and will witness a participation of about 50 nursery workers from all over the country. Organised by the Nurserymen Contractors Association, State Nurserymen Welfare Association of Delhi and Redmax Media Private Limited, it is a nursery and horticulture trade show.
‘In a country like India where gardening has mostly been considered as a hobby for some individuals, the Nursery and Landscape Expo seeks to add a commercial dimension to it,’ said Rakesh Saini, one of the members of the organising committee.
‘The expo will feature different varieties of plants from all over the world. Some of the unique plant species such as Splendid Pitcher Plant, Sundews, Makahiya or Sensitive Plant will also be put on exhibition for common visitors,’ he added.
There will also be renowned agriculture scientists and horticulture experts who will address and inform the audience on varieties of fruits, vegetables, tuber crops, floriculture, ornamental plants, medicinal and aromatic plants, spices, food processing and bee keeping.
It will also provide avenues for new trends as a viable economic activity in the country. Various workshop on Ikebana [flower arrangement] and on growing plants on rock will also be organised.
‘India has an age-old tradition of nursery and impressive landscapes but with the rapid pace of urbanisation, having a garden in big cities like Delhi has become a sort of luxury. Rising per capita income and progressive lifestyle, however, have paved the way for phenomenal increase in the nursery and landscape in the country,’ said Saini.
Some of the plants you should watch out for are a 50 year-old Ficus Retusa, a Bonsai plant, which will be featured in the upcoming expo. So take a look. It might just have what you want for your garden. Here’s to a happy date with greenary.
At: NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla
When: 18 to 21 October
Timings: 11am to 7 pm