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28 October 2014 06:24 am

Flowers and garden exhibition next month

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More than 50 local and international companies are taking part in the Doha International Flowers and Garden Exhibition which runs from November 20 to 22 at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park.

The three-day expo is organised by Classic Dream Advertising in collaboration with MIA under the theme ‘Back to Nature’ and has, among its aims, raising environmental awareness and conservation of natural resources.

Participating exhibitors from Europe, the US, Asian-Pacific and Africa are expected to create a forum for cultural communication through the aesthetics of flowers.

Among the products to be displayed are ornamental plants and seeds, plant pots, oriental antiques, copper works, portraits inspired by plants, calligraphy, trappings, miniature and dried plants drawings in ancient Chinese art.

The expo will also feature books, magazines, periodicals and electronic media on flowers and a section on the use of flowers in decorations and ceremonies, pet birds and ornamental fish.

Visitors will also find agricultural equipment used in gardening and landscaping, greenhouses used to grow flowers, irrigation techniques, pump sprayers, different kinds of grass, marble basins, fountains, ceramics, landscaping and irrigation, garden furniture, fertilisers and pesticides.

“On the sidelines of the expo, we will also have activities such as flower arrangement, chocolate making,  music as well as cultural and intellectual activities,” Ezzeldin Ibrahim, PR and Marketing Manager, Classic Dream Advertising, told a press conference at the MIA Auditorium yesterday.

He said talks and workshops will be held daily, including ‘Flowers and International Relations’ by the Ambassador of the Netherlands’; ‘Chemistry in the plants and flowers’ by Dr Mohammed Salem Amer from the Ministry of Environment;  ‘Green Ranges’ by Professor Eklaas Abdul Bari; and ‘Flowers and aesthetics of public parks’ by engineers Thaer Fayyad and Majid Ali Majeed, added Ibrahim.

The expo is organised under the patronage of Qatar Museums Chairperson H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani.

It will be open on November 20 and 22, from noon to 10pm and on November 21 from 2pm to 10pm.