This year’s Ghana Garden Flower Show began yesterday at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.
The show, which is the 10th edition, was under the theme “Growth Unleashed”.
Topics to be discussed at the event include Starting and managing farms in floriculture/ horticulture, Floriculture and horticulture for a wealthier Ghana- Understanding the industry value chain, Caring for orchids, Basic Flower decor- Creating unique bouquets for the home, A healthier Ghana- Wellness from your own Garden with Herbs and spices and Little Hands grow big things.
According to a statement issued by Stratcomm Africa, organisers of the show,in Accra yesterday, the theme speaks both to the initiative’s growth and to the potential of floriculture and horticulture yet to be unleashed in the country.
The Show started with 14 exhibitors and 1,400 visitors in its first edition, growing to 140 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors in 2021.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stratcomm Africa, MsEsther A. N. Cobbah, thanked exhibitors, speakers, visitors and the media for making the show a success.
The Show, she noted, had created the platform for the public to promote and showcase their businesses in the floriculture and horticulture industry and also build their capacity for business growth.
Additionally, she said the Show’s inter-related activities, including exhibitions, conferences, and workshops, have been unearthing job opportunities in floriculture and horticulture for Ghanaian youth to take up.
Its main focus has been to create awareness among Ghanaians about available natural resources for livelihood enhancement and national development, and thus to promote and contribute to the realisation of the United Nation (UN) ’s Sustainable Development Goals, she added.
The 10th anniversary, Ms Cobbah explained, was an occasion to intensify collaboration with partners to unleash the huge potential of floriculture and horticulture for the benefit of individuals, communities and the country at large..
She noted that, over the years, many floriculture and horticulture businesses have been birthed through the Show and many businesses associated with the Show have seen tremendous growth.
Karaoke Night, Green to Riches Youth Conference, Movie Night, Children’s Playground and education centre, Fashion Show and Israeli Green Innovation Challenge are some of the activities lined up for this year’s event.
BY TIMES REPORTER