Two million plants are displayed at the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, showcasing Orchids, Thai lotus and Herbal Plants plus International Gardens landscaped by 30 Participating Nations, highlighted by the Giant Flora Wheel, the Imagination Light Gardens and the Kids’ Eco Park
The Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, Thailand, has launched the International Horticultural Exposition: Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011. This event be held at Royal Park Rajapruek, Chiangmai province during 9 November 2011 to 15 February 2012, is to commemorate three auspicious occasions of the 84th Birthday celebration of His Majesty the King, the 80th Birthday celebration of Her Majesty the Queen and the 60th Birthday celebration of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince. This international exposition will feature spectacular over 2 million greenery with 8,000 species of flowers and plants in the aspects of magnificent gardens and competitions under the concept entitled “Greenitude: Reducing Global Warming to Save Planet Earth and to Improve the Quality of Life” and ready to welcome daily over 40,000 visitors from both domestic and foreign countries a day.
The “Greenitude” theme is convened from the concept of 3Gs and 3Rs
The 3 Gs are “Generation”, “Garden” and “Greenitude” which has been conceptualized to cultivate awareness of humankind from generation to generation, to care and preserve the trees and to lift their spirits to sustain the green planet.
The 3 Rs are “Reduce”, “Reuse” and “Recycle” geared towards optimization on the use of resources, by reusing and recycling as a way of maximize and efficient use of existing resources.
As the main objective of the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, the visitors can enjoy the details of the Commemoration Exhibitions of two major parts: the first one will be at the Ho Kham Royal Pavilion, featuring the Biography and the Royal Duties and Philosophies of His Majesty the King in relation to agriculture through over 3,000 Royal Projects nationwide; the second one will be showcased at the Expo Center 1, featuring the Exhibition of “Succeeding Father’s Foot Steps: Agriculture for Sustainable Life”, the Exhibition to Commemorate Her Majesty the Queen on Little House in the Forest project and the Promotion of Her Majesty Urelihood Program, the Exhibition to Commemorate His Royal Highness the Crown Prince on his duties concerning the agriculture and the Family project. Visitors will also enjoy listening the beautiful of Royal music played by the jazz band on the weekend and the public holidays.
There are over 642 various kinds of national and international competitions, comprised of 51 varieties of flowers, ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables as well as tea and coffee. Also, there are 1,000 kinds of herbal plants will be featured in the area of 5 rai within this event. Visitors will be amazed with the Orchid Adventure Tunnel, a collection of all species of orchids in the country. At the exposition, the Trilobite, the prehistory animals and the hard-to-find insects are added attraction.
The event is also knowledge riched by international conferences, featuring 13 symposia such asthe International Symposium on Role of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Reducing the Global Warming, the International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, the International Symposium on Fruits and Vegetables Standard, the World Conference on Silk, International Symposium on Orchid and Ornamental Plants and International Symposium on Rubber, and 7 national conferences on 7 interesting subjects such as Lotus, Vetiver Grass, Coffee, Mushroom and Citrus.
Moreover, The international garden will be landscaped by 30 participating countries namely (1) Bangladesh, (2) Belgium, (3) Bhutan, (4) Brunei, (5) Cambodia, (6) Canada, (7) China, (8) India, (9) Indonesia, (10) Iran, (11) Japan, (12) Kenya, (13) Laos, (14) Malaysia, (15) Mauritania, (16) Morocco, (17) Nepal, (18) the Netherlands, (19) Nigeria, (20) Pakistan, (21) Qatar, (22) South Africa, (23) South Korea, (24) Spain, (25) Sudan, (26) Taiwan, (27) Turkey, (28) Vietnam and (29) Yemen, international organizations such as (30) Kyoto/Osaka/Hyogo and 20 corporations will also be participating in the said event, particularly in the national garden corporations.
During theRoyal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, the most interesting exhibitions are organized at the Expo Center 2, featuring the evolution and innovation of the Thai agriculture; orchids, Thai lotus and herbal plants, into the world arena, comprising national and international horticulture showcases with over 8,000 of new plants, the 3G and 3R plants with a concept to cultivate awareness to slow the global warming and preserve energy and, there will be the fruits and ornamental plants together with tropical plants exhibitions.
Another highlight of the event is the Giant Flora Wheel which is 40 meters high, from which you will enjoy the scenery of the whole area, 470 rais, of this splendid festival especially at nighttime. The Imagination Light Gardens will impress all visitors with a creation of million lighting spots and the beauty of dancing butterflies together with the interactive leafs sparkling to the colorful of the lights. This year exposition will be open until 21.00 hrs and 22.00 hrs on public holidays. The solar cell flowers ground is also a must for visitors to explore. The Kids’ Eco Park, the multi-media and interactive fun park will entertain children and knowledge enhancing activities, that would inspire the new generation to care for the environments and to reduce global warming through modern technology of cartoons animation of Nong Khoon”, the mascot of the new generation with a positive view in preserving natural resources accompanied with his colleagues.
For more information please contact Project Management Office of Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, 2521/11 Lard Prao Rd. Khlong Chaokhun Sing,Wangthonglang 10310 Thailand.
Tel : 0 2539 7791
Fax : 0 2539 7790