Accra, Sept.19, GNA – 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
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.