Winter is the time when most of the flowers bloom, therefore, it becomes a suitable time to organise a flower festival. Every year, Delhi and Chandigarh organize some of the biggest flower festivals in the country. These are scheduled during the month of February. The flower festival is a great initiative that helps preserve nature, spreads the beautiful essence of flowers everywhere, and lets the gardening enthusiasts share knowledge amongst each other. Organizing various programmes and activities during the show also helps engage as many people as possible.
The Delhi Flower Show
The Delhi Flower Show is one of the most significant flower exhibitions organized in Delhi. It is an international horticulture exhibition which displays a wide array of flower species including exotic flowers and hybrids. The expo takes place in Purana Qila in Delhi. It manages to pull in a lot of visitors who come here from different parts of the country to see the colorful display of flowers. The show also organizes various activities like Summer Garden Plant Competition, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia and Gladiolus Show. Also, there are various foliage plants shows, homegrown plant competitions, Winter Garden competition, Cactus shows, and many more subcategories.
18-19 February 2019
Purana Qila, Delhi
Where to stay?
V Resorts Farm Stay Delhi (17.6 kms from the festival)
Garden Tourism Festival
arden Tourism Festival is an annual flower festival, held at the ancient Talkatora Garden in Delhi. This is a theme based garden built by the Mughal emperor, Babar, and it is the main attraction of this flower festival. This 3-day flower show is a matter of great importance as it allows the exchange of knowledge between professional horticulturists and gardening enthusiasts. More than 15,000 variety of plants are exhibited which include a range of flowers and exotic plants on display as well. Also, there is a wide variety of cut flowers including roses, dahlias, and more than 1,500 varieties of chrysanthemum and Ikebana. The festival marks the participation of various Asian countries. During the festival, activities like painting competition and art camp for children and other cultural programmes are organized around the theme.
25-27 February 2019
Talkatora Garden, Delhi
Where to stay?
V Resorts Farm Stay Delhi (17.4 kms away from the festival)
Chandigarh, being one of the most festive towns in Punjab, hosts the Rose Festival every year in February. This flower festival is held in the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Chandigarh with 50,000 plants on display including 1,600 species of roses itself. Various activities take place during the festival like musical events, helicopter rides, dog shows, etc. This flower festival is well known all over the country for its liveliness.
22-24 February 2019
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sec-16, Chandigarh
Where to stay?
V Resorts Master Farms Zirakpur (14 kms away from the festival)