CM MK Stalin opens the annual flower show at Ooty.
The 124th edition of the famous Flower Show, part of the annual summer festival at the Botanical Garden in this tourist town, was launched on Friday by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin.
The biggest attraction for tourists and the general public during the exhibition was a copy of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University built of coronation flowers.
Visitors flocked to the 20-foot-tall and 80-foot-long TNAU monument, constructed of one lakh coronation flowers, as well as another structure made of flowers that read “OOTY 200” to commemorate Ooty’s 200th anniversary (this town as it was previously known).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was not staged for the previous two years, and a great number of locals and visitors flocked to the location in the Queen of Hills to view numerous buildings constructed of vegetables and flowers.
Another highlight is floral sculptures of six tribals describing their cultures, as well as ten arches throughout the arena.
There were also 35,000 containers holding 5.5 lakh blooms, the seeds of which were imported.
Stalin, his wife Durga Stalin, Ministers M R K Paneerselvam and Ramachandran, and Nilgiris DMK MP A Raja walked through the park after the opening.