Gyaltsuen, Princess Mako graces opening of the flower exhibition
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck and Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan will grace the opening of the third Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition today in Thimphu.
The week-long Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition is held at the National Memorial Chorten. The exhibition is dedicated to His Majesty The Third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is deeply beloved by the Bhutanese, and he is revered as the Father of Modern Bhutan. The Chorten was built in 1974 in memory of Third Druk Gyalpo.
The Exhibition includes gardens prepared by various participants including the armed forces, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Natural Resources Development Corporation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Green Bhutan, and private florists. The exhibition will also have international participants from India, Thailand, and Japan.
The gardens display Bhutan’s rich indigenous plants and herbs, and a large variety of orna- mental flowers. The cut flowers and souvenirs such as Pictorial Book on Exhibition, Caps, Cups and many others items are available for sale. And the experts at the exhibition will provide information and gardening tip to the buyers.
The exhibition explores the loveliness and ease of cultivating micro gardens, and bringing color and beauty of spaces such as Pink Petunias, burlap, and some artistry.
The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was initiated in 2015 upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, as a landmark commu- nity event which would promote and inspire appreciation for beautiful spaces, foster community vitality, and encourage the growth of a vibrant entrepreneurship in floriculture in the country.
In a message at the first Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, His Majesty said, “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.”
The exhibition is open to the public from 9 am to 8 pm every day for visitors from 5 to 9 June and concludes on 11 June.
The first two editions of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition were held in Ugyen Pelri Palace grounds, in Paro, with cultural displays amongst the flowers. It is an annual event.
The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition enjoys the personal and close guidance of Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. Her Majesty Gyalyum is the Royal Patron for the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition.
The first ever Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, held in April 2015, was a huge success, with over 50,000 people visited over the course of 5 days.
The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, was initiated in 2015 in accordance with His Majesty The King’s desire for there to be an event which would encourage the appreciation of beautiful spaces, foster a sense of community, and encourage entrepreneurship in floriculture and gardening.