Winter is a great season when people & plants bloom. So when my Mother-in-law(Mrs.Greenfingers) told me about a Plants & Flower exhibition arranged in Thane, I was keen to attend it with her and my toddler.
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The Event name: Vrikshavali. Its a Plants, Flower, Vegetable exhibition. This is its 9th year. It was arranged at Gaodevi, near Thane Station West from 30 Jan to 1st Feb 2015.
|The entrance with Fountains|
|Vithoba in flowers|
|Cheerful as daisies|
For my MIL being among plants is a super stress buster. I couldnt agree more, apart from carrying my kiddo around to stop him from creating havoc.
|Insulin, the star of the show.|
Lot of organisations had set up their plants here such as Central Railways, Hiranandani, Godrej, RCF & nurseries.
Vegetable garden in pots. This was by RCF, Raigad.
|Brinjals and tomatoes|
|Dodka or Ridge Gourd|
In the middle of the exhibition hall was a room which was creating a lot of jam outside. When you go in, you realise why people werent moving fast inside.
|Never seen this flower|
|Vegetable carvings, check the crocodile from Bitter gourd|
|And the dragon|
|Flower cake ;)|
These flowers were entered for a competition
|Tea roses, earned Princess of the Show award|
|The King & Queen of the Show awardees|
Lot of beautiful landscaping gardens
|Lord Shankar & Shiv linga|
|My kiddo checking if there are fishes in this pond|
|Hibiscus, every year few months before Ganpati we try to grow as many coloured plants of these so that we have a different color flower for Ganpati each day|
Paper flowers. All these are made from paper, cant believe your eyes right?
|Each had a couplet written for it|
|Each type of flower in paper|
|Flower garden in paper|
There were many stalls outside the exhibition area, where you could buy plants & garden accesories. We restricted to buying only a local version of Rose. I was more looking for different types of pots, pot holders, window hangers and the like. Have taken a lot of phamplets from the stalls to contact later. Mostly the stalls are from around Thane, Vashi.
Today is the last day for the exhibition. Our next target is to pay a visit to the Maharashtra Nature Park at Dharavi.
I am thankful that I did Tree walks, now I can recognize more plants than my school & guide scout days.
Happy Green Winter to you all.