Spring, flowers and colours: Garden tourism festival kicks off in Delhi

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Gazania flower at display: Spring is around the corner and Delhi has come alive with the 30th Garden Tourism Festival at Garden of Five Senses. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Gazania flower at display: Spring is around the corner and Delhi has come alive with the 30th Garden Tourism Festival at Garden of Five Senses. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

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A Dahlia flower in partial bloom. The 30th Garden Tourism Festival was inaugurated in a colourful ceremony on Friday by water and tourism minister Kapil Mishra. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

A Dahlia flower in partial bloom. The 30th Garden Tourism Festival was inaugurated in a colourful ceremony on Friday by water and tourism minister Kapil Mishra. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Terrariums, floral animals, potted plants, foliage, medicinal and herbal plants, hanging baskets, dahlia, roses and many more flowers have been put on display. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Terrariums, floral animals, potted plants, foliage, medicinal and herbal plants, hanging baskets, dahlia, roses and many more flowers have been put on display. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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The festival has been themed on Skills in Gardening this year. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

The festival has been themed on Skills in Gardening this year. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Floral displays, theme gardens and horticultural demonstrations are few of the things at the festival (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Floral displays, theme gardens and horticultural demonstrations are few of the things at the festival (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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The festival is potentially a photographer’s delight, and the last of the winter light helps. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

The festival is potentially a photographer’s delight, and the last of the winter light helps. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Over 500 varieties of plants can be seen at the festival. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Over 500 varieties of plants can be seen at the festival. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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A wide array of plants, flowers, organic items, books, medicinal plants and garden accessories are available on sale. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

A wide array of plants, flowers, organic items, books, medicinal plants and garden accessories are available on sale. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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A butterfly visits a Marigold flower. The first day of the event saw participation from horticulture departments of 30 agencies. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

A butterfly visits a Marigold flower. The first day of the event saw participation from horticulture departments of 30 agencies. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

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White Lilies at display. In recent times, garden tourism has become a niche concept that involves travel to botanical gardens and places famed in history of gardens. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

White Lilies at display. In recent times, garden tourism has become a niche concept that involves travel to botanical gardens and places famed in history of gardens. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

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Gazania flowers. The highlight of this year’s festival is 3D street art. The 3D street painting produces three-dimensional impressions on a two-dimensional horizontal surface. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

Gazania flowers. The highlight of this year’s festival is 3D street art. The 3D street painting produces three-dimensional impressions on a two-dimensional horizontal surface. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

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Carnations on display. A mini food festival, various adventure activities, workshops on disaster management, free ayurvedic consultancy and naturopathy, street play on Swachh Bharat, a band performance by Knight Shades are enthralling the visitors at the Garden of Five Senses in New Delhi. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

Carnations on display. A mini food festival, various adventure activities, workshops on disaster management, free ayurvedic consultancy and naturopathy, street play on Swachh Bharat, a band performance by Knight Shades are enthralling the visitors at the Garden of Five Senses in New Delhi. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

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Yellow Bulbous Flower. Visitors were mesmerized by the melody of Oshin Bhatia and her ghazals during Sham-e-Ghazal organised by Urdu Academy (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

Yellow Bulbous Flower. Visitors were mesmerized by the melody of Oshin Bhatia and her ghazals during Sham-e-Ghazal organised by Urdu Academy (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

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Various events like on the spot painting competition, band performances, folk performance, a magic show and spell bounding musical performances by sufi singer Lakhwinder Wadali of Wadali brothers will be organised by Punjabi Academy on Saturday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Various events like on the spot painting competition, band performances, folk performance, a magic show and spell bounding musical performances by sufi singer Lakhwinder Wadali of Wadali brothers will be organised by Punjabi Academy on Saturday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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The festival will go on till February 19. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

The festival will go on till February 19. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Brachycom flowers on display. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

Brachycom flowers on display. (Anmol Wahi/HT Photo)

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