New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) The three-day Garden Tourism Festival concluded here today. The festival drew people in hordes. According to a press release, more than 15,000 varieties of plants were on display from Cactus to Dahlia, foliage, medicinal plants, herbal plants etc. There were potted plants, garden accessories and equipments too.
Organized by Delhi Tourism in association with the Delhi Government and Incredible India, the Garden Tourism Festival attracted people from all walks of life.
Various competitions were also organized in the thirty two odd categories such as hanging baskets, seasonal flowers, floral animals, foliage plants, aromatic plants, tray gardens , cut flowers, flower arrangements. In the theme garden category "The Indian Ethnic Garden" the first prize was bagged by Karnataka Horticulture Department.
An on the spot painting competition was held yesterday and Anindita Chattopadhayay of Mater Dei School won the first prize in the junior group category and Hrithik Jain of Amity International won the second prize in the junior group. In the senior group, the first prize was won by Mohit from B.R.M. Public School. Namisha Singh of Somerville school won the third prize in the senior group.
A telescope and spotting scope had been set up at the GTF for the first time. This was a learning cum fun activity that helped in observation of terrestrial objects. The Festival had a line up of various colourful activities for the three days. The Symphony Orchestra by BSF, magic shows, cultural programmes, flower quiz were part of the festivities.
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