2018 GHANA GARDEN AND FLOWER SHOW OPENS ON THURSDAY

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’, will be officially opened on Friday, September, 21, 2018. Ambassador of the Royal Netherlands to Ghana, Ron Striker will be the Guest of Honour while Madam Constance Swaniker, Founder and CEO of Accents and Arts will be the Guest Speaker.

Show participants will once again be offered a vast array of colorful floriculture and horticulture products that are beneficial to health, wellbeing and general livelihood.

About 150 exhibitors are expected at the show and they will 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.

The show, a flagship event of the innovative Ghana Garden and Flower Movement initiated by Strategic Communications Africa Limited (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.

This year’s show will be attended by policy makers, government officials, academics in the agriculture sector, business community, florists and horticulturists, botanists, home owners, estate developers and garden and flower lovers among others.

Ms. Esther A. N. Cobbah, the Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa, said the show has 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 programme as well as the global effort to address climate change. Contributing to the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), remains a key focus of the movement,” she said. “I invite all Ghanaians to do more to green and clean their homes and neighbourhoods. Come to the show and pick knowledge and other resources to enable you do so,” Ms. Cobbah added.

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