Paro, 2-6 April: The Royal Patron of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck officially closed the Exhibition which was held at the Ugyen Pelri Palace ground. The Prime Minister, ministers and senior government officials, also attended the closing.
The Exhibition saw almost 50,000 visitors in five days, with close to 22,000 visitors on April 4 alone.
Organised upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, the Exhibition envisions to inspire appreciation for beautiful spaces, foster community vitality and encourage the growth of a vibrant entrepreneurship in floriculture.
In a special message granted for the Exhibition, His Majesty Commanded:
” Where we live must be clean, safe, organised and beautiful for national integrity, national pride and for our bright future. This too is Nation Building.”
Eight garden developers participated in the Exhibition and competed for the best garden.
The participants expressed satisfaction on the success of the exhibition and noted that the Bhutanese people were very interested in flowers. Most visitors bought plants or cut flowers at the exhibition and many expressed how the beauty around them inspired them.
The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition 2015 is dedicated to His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, on the occasion of His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary celebrations. The exhibition will be an annual event.
The Exhibition was a celebration of the unique environmental and cultural heritage with the support and goodwill of citizens from all walks of life. The exhibition displays creative installations incorporating flowers, as well as models of some of the most historic Bhutanese structures, such as Taktshang Monastery and Punakha Dzong.
The first Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests jointly with the other relevant stakeholders.
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