It was a pleasant change to experience an atmosphere of natural beauty, aroma and vibrant colors, all embellished together in a highly urbanized and increasingly commercial city like Karachi. The event served not only as a recreational activity for plant lovers, but also to create awareness about the importance of plants, trees and flowers among the citizens, as part of an attempt to create a naturally exquisite city.
The event featured elegant displays of a large variety of flowers and plants that were intricately ornamented. The presence of families and children added to the pleasant aura and friendly atmosphere of the event. In addition to the beautiful displays of plants and flowers, this year’s event offered a large number of stalls – ranging from organic vegetables and fruits, natural herbs and products, and gardening utensils to outdoor furniture, bird houses, fertilizers, seeds, and much more – making it convenient for one to find all gardening-related products under one roof.
Homegrown items like jam, marmalade, honey, baby vegetables and juices were a big hit with the visitors. The Flower Show aimed to create awareness among the general public about the importance of organic food, vegetables, fruits and dairy products, as well as to enable them to create a positive change starting from their own backyards. From orchids, cactuses, bamboos, marigolds, and roses to coriander, chili, tomato, lemon plants, visitors bought a variety of plants for their homes.
A welcome addition to this year’s event was the food section, consisting of numerous stalls. Karachi is no stranger to food lovers, and the introduction of appetizing items such as Aloo Samosa, Biryani, Chicken Tikkah, and Seekh Kebab – and of course Karachi’s oldest love, Chai – perked up the event to a whole new level this time around.
Events such as the Annual Flower Show are carried out not just for entertainment purposes within a bustling metropolis; they also facilitate the promotion of the beauty and tradition of our city, acknowledging Karachi’s rich diversity, and creating awareness among its citizens about the importance of protecting our environment.
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