Ooty flower show from May 27

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016,15:37 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Udhagamandalam (TN) | The three-day annual flower show, a major tourist attraction during the month-long summer festival in this hill resort town, will begin from May 27.

The 120th Flower Show will have on display 35 new varieties of Dalia, along with other major flowers, in the sprawling and picturesque government botanical gardens, Horticulture Department Director L Chitrasenan told reporters here.

He said nearly 15,000 flowers of various types are getting ready for display during the show, which draws thousands of tourists from across the country every year.

Similarly, the 58th Fruit show will be organised at the famous Sim’s Park in nearby Coonoor on May 21 and 22, he added.

However, the vegetable, rose and spices shows, organised annually during the first and second week of May, had been cancelled in view of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections scheduled on May 16, the official said.