Egypt s Spring Flowers Exhibition kicked off on 27 May and continues until 27 June. Photo courtesy of Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
This fair, a genuine heaven for plant fans, includes an outstanding lineup of over 200 exhibitors showcasing more than 1,000 captivating plant species. This botanical extravaganza makes every effort to immerse visitors in the world of nature's wonders, from ornamental plants and vibrant flowers to majestic trees, everything needed for orchard cultivation, landscaping, and even cacti.
The one-month fair was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation El-Sayyed El-Quseir and Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine El-Qabbaj
The exhibition aims to promote widespread afforestation and elevate Egypt's green spaces under the banner of the 100 Million Trees initiative spearheaded by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
This is the first year the exhibition is being held at the Agriculture Museum in Giza’s Dokki, infusing new energy into the age-old event after decades at the eminent Al-Orman botanical garden.
This year’s edition is also taking place later in spring than recent editions, which took place in March or April.
The month-long floral extravaganza is open daily from 9am to 9pm, with a ticket price of EGP 10 per person.
Amid the fair, another remarkable initiative called "Our Farms Are for the Good of Our People" is being held at the museum. Fifty vendors are offering essential foodstuffs to the public at discounted rates, reflecting Egypt's commitment to tackling rising costs and ensuring the welfare of its citizens, according to El-Quseir.
To ensure food security for all, the agriculture ministry operates a vast network of 171 fixed outlets across Egypt's diverse governorates, complemented by an additional 21 mobile outlets. These mobile units are diligently monitored to ensure a continuous supply of a wide range of food products, a testament to the ministry's dedication to sustaining the nation's well-being.
For her part, El-Qabbaj highlighted the agriculture ministry’s fruitful collaboration with various sectors, particularly in extending solidarity services to rural residents and farmers. This partnership encompasses small and medium-sized enterprises, poultry and livestock farming, support for farmers and rural women and the promotion of women's economic empowerment.