Flower festival at Ekamra Kanan in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: People are thronging in large numbers to enjoy the ambience with beautiful landscape, colourful flower beds at Ekamra Kanan in Bhubaneswar.

The Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC) and Plant Lovers’ Association (PLA) organised the two-day annual state-level Flower Show at Ekamra Kanan on Saturday.

Varieties of flowering plants such as marigold, dahlia, gerbera, zinnia, aster, calendar, impatiens, petunia, bougainvillaea, poinsettia and chrysanthemum, besides several others are displayed at the show.

“We have come here to witness the flower festival and enjoy the beauty of nature. The flower festival in Bhubaneswar gives us an opportunity to know see different flowers. We are planning to buy some flower plants to keep on the rooftop of our house,” said Ranjan Rana.

The organisers have created ‘A Plant Bazar’ at the venue where over 40 nurseries and firms have displayed many ornamental plants, seeds, seedling, garden tools and fertilizers are available.

The organisers also hosted a ‘Garden competition’ in order to encourage the institutions and individuals to grow flowers and develop gardens to add to the beauty of the city. It is informed that over 90 entries were received for the competition.