The 2nd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, held at the lovely Ugyen Pelri Palace grounds at Paro, in a majestic setting boasting of the grand view of Paro Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong, was hugely popular with innumerable visitors from from Bhutan and abroad.
The wonderful event was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, which received a Royal Command from His Majesty The King to initiate the exhibition as an annual event last year. His Majesty’s message at the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition last year was:
“Where we live must be clean, safe, organised, and beautiful, for national integrity, national pride, and for our bright future. This too is nation building.”
Embracing the spirit of His Majesty’s profound message, the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition is organised as a significant event, with the objectives to foster a sense of appreciation for beautiful surroundings, and to encourage horticulture and floriculture based economies. Private nurseries participate at the exhibition, and sell flowers and plants to an increasingly enthusiastic population.
This year’s event was dedicated to Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and inaugurated on 4th June, coinciding with Her Majesty’s birthday.
A collection of delightful photographs from this year’s exhibition should help our readers experience some of the beauty and magic of the event!
The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition maintains a terrific page on Facebook that has regular updates and information on the event, and lots of pictures. Show your support and like the page.