The 2018 Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS) opens from Thursday September 20 to 26 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.
The sixth edition of GGFS which is under the theme; “Enriching Ghana; a garden at a time”, would be officially opened on Friday, September 21.
About 150 exhibitors are expected at the Show and showcase items such as flowers, ornamental plants, herbs and spices, garden tools and ornaments, garden pots, compost, garden furniture, garden inspired fashion, as well as amazing creative pieces from Constance Swaniker’s Accents & Arts. Other features at the Show include; environmental conservation initiatives such as plastic waste recycling.
These were contained in a press release signed by Ms. Esther A. N. Cobbah the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications Africa Limited (Stratcomm) Africa and copied the Ghana News Agency.
It said Mr Ron Strikker, Ambassador of the Royal Netherlands to Ghana would be the Guest of Honour while Madam Constance Swaniker, Founder and CEO of Accents and Arts would be the Guest Speaker.
Show participants would be offered a vast array of colourful floriculture and horticulture products that are beneficial to health, wellbeing and general livelihood, it added.
“The Show, a flagship event of the innovative Ghana Garden and Flower Movement initiated by Stratcomm Africa in 2013, is aimed at promoting benefits of gardens and flowers with regard to income generation, job creation, clean and healthy lifestyles, beautification of the country’s public spaces and homes as well as the promotion of environmental conservation among Ghanaians,” it noted.
The release said, this year’s Show would be attended by policy makers, government officials, academics in the agriculture sector, business community, florists and horticulturists, botanists, home owners, estate developers and garden, flower lovers among others.
It said the Show had grown tremendously with over 16,000 participants recorded in 2017 and even more expected this year.
This year, the Movement is directly focusing on individual responsibility for ensuring a Greener and Cleaner Ghana. This is in line with Ghana’s green agenda and sanitation program as well as the global effort to address climate change.
It said, contributing to the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) remained a key focus of the Movement.
“I invite all Ghanaians to do more to green and clean their homes and neighbourhoods and also come to the Show and pick knowledge, among other resources to enable them do so, it stated.
Activities would include; Music in the Park to be held on Friday, September 21, Party in the Park, Fashion in the Park on September 22, with some of Ghana’s most innovative young designers, Taste of the Park on Sunday, September 23 and climax it with award ceremony on Wednesday, September 26.
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