New Delhi, 17 February 2019: Bringing the three-day extravaganza organized by Delhi Tourism to an end today, the 32nd Garden Tourism succeeded in attracting thousands of visitors to the venue of Garden of Five Senses. People not only bought numerous varieties of plants but also were spell bounded by the beauty of Garden of Five Senses as they spent quality time with their friends and family in the lush green gardens. With its fresh air, exquisite landscaping, and contemporary installations, the garden stands unique and true to its name. The festival enlightened the visitors on the importance of gardening and how small efforts can make a difference towards a greener Delhi. Festival showcased vibrant dance forms such as Kaalbelia, a spellbinding magic show by Mr. Raffan and a serene musical performance by Jhoom, the band, concluding the day with a grand Prize Distribution Ceremony, wherein winners across 32 categories were facilitated.

Amongst numerous painting competition entries, Master Om Prakash and Ms. Shatohri Da acquired the first position in the senior and junior categoryrepectively.
In competitions like Cut Flower and Vegetable display, Mr. Raja Ram and Kuldeep Singh bagged the 1st prize in the respective categories. NDMC emerged first across maximum number of categories.

Greenways Nurseries honored Mr. Raja Ram with a Lifetime Achievement award for contributing to the horticultural practices as a Maali. In order to promote enteries in the Dahlia category, they also incentivized the competition with cash prizes.

Over the past 3 days, the 32nd edition of Garden Tourism Festival offered not only the best of floral and plan displays but also proffered an opportunity for Delhiites to build their own garden, relish the food & live performances and find repose in the lap of Mother Nature. Various nurseries showcasing plants for kitchen gardens, home gardens and indoor areas had put up exclusive stalls. Different theme gardens at the venue captivated largenumber of nature lovers. Floral Animals, Potted Plants, Foliage, Medicinal & Herbal Plants, organic items, medicinal plants, gardening accessories, etc. were available for sale.
“I’ve seen this festival grow bigger over the years and even-though my age allows me very little, I have never missed the Garden Tourism Festival” added Mr. Shekhawat from Rajajipuram, New Delhi.
Activities like Painting Competition for Children saw active participation with schools and parents bringing in their young kids to take part in the festivities. On one hand as a group of visitors engaged in an enlightening session and photowalk, other visitors indulged in understanding the many properties of plants and their benefits, before making their purchases at the Garden Bazaar.

Story telling session by eminent artists, Ms. Jaishree Sethi, along with engaging performances by bands such as Shivankur Vashisht, and NUUR added to the festivities. All three days were brimming with the energy of cultural activities and performances which entertained people right from the start. The event concluded with the prize distribution ceremony with winners being awarded. With large participation at the festival all the participants were awarded with trophies for their unique displays under various categories by Shri. C. Arvind, General Manager, DTTDC.