World through my eyes
For nine days from 22 to 30 June, the lakeside scene at Putrajaya in Malaysia will be transformed by shades of all colours as Putrajaya FLORIA returns, featuring over 5,000 orchids from different species at Precinct 2, Putrajaya. With the theme Orchid – Tropical Treasure, more than 200 cultivars, hybrids, and species of orchids will be used to landscape indoor and outdoor gardens of this much-anticipated event.
This year, Putrajaya FLORIA will feature 23 international participants from 18 countries, consisting of garden designers, growers, as well as the International Orchid Society. There will be indoor and outdoor garden displays from Australia, Chile, China, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam – so lots of inspiring garden ideas will be in store for visitors!
Five landscape architects from the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) will show off their creativity and talent in the ‘Designer Gardens’ exhibition. Also, see corporate gardens on display by some of the leading companies in Malaysia. Growers will also show their floral products, such as the orchid, heliconia, rose, bonsai, hibiscus and bougainvillea flower species at their respective garden exhibitions.
Other attractions at Putrajaya FLORIA include the Longest Landscaped Vertical Wall, Orchid Collection Exhibition and Orchid Flower Competition. See how gardens are designed according to specific themes — royal garden, innovative garden and tea party garden.
There will also be flower bazaars, an arts site, souvenirs and handicraft shops, as well as food and drinks for visitors. More than 200 activities and daily programmes are available throughout the nine-day festival, including gardening workshops, talks, flower arranging demonstrations, photography competitions, and other activities.
Visitors to Putrajaya FLORIA can also stay on till the evening to watch a parade of lighted and decorated boats floating across Putrajaya Lake at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Magic of the Night event, held over the same period.
Organised by Putrajaya Corporation, and supported by Ministry of Federal Territories, Putrajaya FLORIA is a festive flower exhibition that has been organised annually since 2009, after its first outing in 2007.
Putrajaya FLORIA will be open to the public from 22 to 30 June 2013 from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm (Monday to Thursday) and from 9.00 am to 12:00 am (Friday to Sunday). Entrance is free.