Garden Tourism festival, organized by Delhi Tourism in association with the Delhi Government has been a three-day long affair in the past. This time around, the Delhi Government has organized the festival for three whole weeks, so that citizens can enjoy the beauty of nature, keeping in mind COVID-19 protocol. Sisodia said, “Tagline of the Garden Tourism Festival should be – ‘We have seen a lot, now it’s time to enjoy our nature’ – but with masks on”.
For the last 33 years, this traditional festival has taken place in the spring season every year. While Delhi Tourism has organised this festival at different places, this year it is set to take place at Garden of Five Senses, with the theme #ColoursofNature.
Boasting over 325 species of plants, the Festival will display thousands of blooming flowers, hundred kinds of bougainvilleas and hundred kinds of bonsai plants filled with the aroma of nature. Delhi Tourism will also hold its annual Garden Bazaar and Horticulture workshops for environment enthusiasts of the city. Flower pots, plants, organic items, medicinal plants and gardening accessories will be up for sale at the Garden Bazaar.
To create an interactive platform for environmentalists and citizens alike, the Festival will have competitions in various categories, accompanied by cultural programs to provide a wholesome experience to the visitors. The inaugural function of the Festival also saw a live performance by Nizami Bandhu Qawwal. In addition, a number of food stalls have also been set up, providing delicacies from across the country to the visitors of the Festival.
Garden Tourism festival will take place from the 19th February to 13th March, at the Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib Village, Western Marg. Citizens can visit from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and 11:00 am to 7:30 pm on weekends. Free shuttle services will also be available for citizens planning to attend the event and the nearest metro station is Saket, on the yellow line.