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Ten things to know about Egypt’s Spring Flowers Show 2021

After it was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Egypt’s Spring Flowers Show is back again

Zeinab El-Gundy , Tuesday 6 Apr 2021
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Inside Egypt's Spring Flowers Show 2021 held at Orman Botanical Garden in Giza Governorate (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)
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After it was cancelled last year due to a  partial lockdown imposed by the Egyptian government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Egypt’s Spring Flowers Show is back again in March 2021.

Following are ten things you need to know about it:

1- The Spring Flowers Show 2021 runs from 13 March to 13 April.

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Inside Egypt's Spring Flowers Show at Orman botanical garden in Giza Governorate (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

2- It is organized by Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture

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Flowers and plants sold at Egypt's Spring Flowers show (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

3-This is the 87th edition of the show, which is the oldest running flowers exhibition in the Middle East. Although it was officially launched in 1934, its history goes back to the reign of Sultan Hussein Kamel, when the Egyptian Gardening Society opened the first fair in 1914.

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Taking a picture at Egypt's Spring Flowers show 2021 (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

4-It is held at Orman Botanical Garden in Giza, which is also one of the oldest botanical gardens in the region. Inaugurated in 1875 by order of Egypt's Khedive Ismail, the show features around 1,200 rare types of plants non-indigenous to Egypt.

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Egypt's Spring Flowers Show is held annually in Spring in Giza's Orman botanical garden (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

5-There are nearly 600 types of plants and trees in this year's show.

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Inside Egypt's Spring Flowers Show held at Orman Botanical Garden (Photo:Zeinab El-Gundy)

6-As many as 238 landscaping companies and flowers nurseries as well as local and foreign companies are participating in this year's edition.

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A small partition selling cacti inside Egypt's Spring Flowers Show (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

7-The price of a plant starts as low as EGP 5 and goes up to EGP 10,000.

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A partition of a landscape company inside Egypt's Spring Flowers Show (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

8-The most expensive flower in the show is “The Sebastian” flower, which is sold for nearly EGP 3,000.

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Cacti for sale with different prices inside Egypt's Spring Flowers Show 20201 (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

9-The Ministry of Agriculture hopes the fair will attract one million visitors.

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Customers choosing plants and flowers to buy at Egypt's Spring Flowers Show (Photo:Zeinab El-Gundy)

10-The fair opens daily from 9 am till 9 pm till 13 April.

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Flower pots inside Egypt's Spring Flowers Show (Photo: Zeinab El-Gundy)

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