The fourth edition of Covai Flower Show (2011) is open for public viewing from today in the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) Botanical Gardens in Coimbatore. It seems, this time they are keeping it open for three days (from 29th to 31st of January 2011) as school/college students are expected tour this place on monday, a working day. Otherwise, its open only for two days – Saturday and Sunday as its difficult to maintain the flowers for a long time. Its open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Entrance ticket is Rs. 10/-. So, if you are in Coimbatore, why not stop over there sometime?
The first thing to greet you in this edition is the “Nature in Miniature” plant exhibits which are miniature trees (some with even fruits) that have been grown for many years but still have a small size.
There was no dearth of flowers! After all, this is a flower show! I guess a lot of preparation should have gone in to getting all the flowers here and arranging them. Have a look at some of the flowers kept there for display.
There is also a collection of printed photos in display. It seems all these photos were taken in the TNAU botanical garden campus itself at various times. One particular group of photos with butterflies on flowers were interesting.
I guess that was a good collection and the flower arrangements were quite well done! A real treat to the eyes 🙂 A small glitch was the presence of too many shops (a lot of them unrelated to flowers) which make us walk much longer! But otherwise, it was a perfect show!
PS: You might also want to have a look at Lalbagh Flower Show (Bangalore) – January 2012 pictures.