Spotlight on the outdoors and travel in Lebanon
The Garden Show & Spring Festival, Beirut’s premier outdoor spring event, came to a close after four days at Beirut’s iconic Hippodrome. Showcasing a huge selection of flowers, plants, gardening equipment, terrace furniture and handicrafts, the 15th edition drew in a crowd of 20,000 visitors who were able to browse in excess of 220 stands and source essential items for their gardens, terraces and balconies. The opening ceremony, which took place on May 30, was held under the patronage and in the presence of the First Lady of Lebanon, Nadia Aoun, the Governor of Beirut, Ziad Chebib and in partnership with the Beirut Municipality. Dinners were organized in collaboration with L’academie Nationale de Cuisine, where visitors enjoyed delicious meals prepared by renowned chefs including Charles Azar, Kamil Bouloot, Naim Zoughaib, Youssef Akiki, Cynthia Bitar, Pierre Abi Haila, Souheil Ghazal, Rabih Fouany and George Dakkak. Proceeds from the dinners were donated to Les Restaurants du Coeur, Caritas, CCCL and Tamanna.
Ziad Chebib, Joumana Dammous Salame, Miriam Schuman, Nadia Aoun, Maha Hasbani & Randa Pharaon