Splendor Gardens in Putrajaya
VISITORS to Putrajaya are about to see beauty blossom all over the city as it once again hosts the Royal Floria Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival 2022.
The theme of the 12th edition of the popular festival, which will begin on August 29, is “Orchids”.
Fans of the flower will find 17 different flowers named after famous people at the VIP Orchid Showcase at the Floral Pavillion in Anjung Floria, a purpose-built exhibition ground in Precinct 4.
Visitors to this week-long event will also be greeted by 10,000 orchids and 400,000 types of trees, plants and cultivated flowers.
Federal Lands Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, who was the guest of honor at the soft launch of the event, said the importance of flowers dates back to early civilizations.
“Putrajaya once again brings color to the city with world-class gardens,” he said in his speech, adding that he hoped the flower festival would gain momentum and gain international recognition. .
Shahidan also said they hoped to attract 500,000 visitors to the festival, which has not taken place for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Also present were Deputy Federal Minister of Lands Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias, Chairman of Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) Datuk Fadlun Mak Ujud, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah, Secretary General of the Federal Ministry of Lands Datuk Seri Rosida Jaafar and Vice President of the Landscape Department PPj Abdul Aziz Buang.
Fadlun, in his speech, said flora exists “to remind us to consider the environmental impact of our actions and to ensure that these natural wonders can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
The main attractions of the Royal Floria Putrajaya 2022 will include a range of gardens such as Keluarga Malaysia Garden, Instagrammable Garden, Oncidium Tunnel, Clock Meadow, Glow in the Dark Garden, Cowboy Garden and a Bonsai and Suiseki Garden.
Eight flower designers from China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan have been invited and will compete in the festival’s orchid competition against 10 Malaysian flower designers .
More than 300 activities will take place daily, such as flower arrangement demonstrations, gardening workshops, performances, photography contests, watercolor contests and other arts and crafts activities.
The festival will also have an art site, a community site and a bazaar in addition to a captive hot air balloon flight.
There will be a garden bazaar and a horticulture market also for gardening needs.
Royal Floria Putrajaya 2022 is from August 29 to September 4 and will open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
For ticket details, go to www.ppj.gov.my