First of its kind. The garden show.

It was a 2 day event and I went for one day while I wished I went for both days I was blown away by the array of plants available in Nigeria.

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First I didn’t even know there was a garden and flower club of Nigeria and I was impressed. It was founded by Mrs Winihin Ayuli-Jemide of the WJSeries.
I only stayed for the open exhibitions.

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I was particularly impressed by the arrangements of the plants and flowers. While it was advertised that you can buy at ridiculously low prices I didn’t think anything was ridiculously low. I didn’t find any plant below 1000 naira and for a student like me that is not affordable.

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This cactus was priced at 10000 naira

Another issue I had was that the plants were not labelled and I had trouble recognising them. The most popular plants were orchids.

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They had this nice arrangement of edible garden at the Primi Piatti stand

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And this cute yellow Volkswagen filed with plants

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There was a book unveiling, speeches, a chef demonstration at the Primi Patti, tutorials on gardening. It was a fun experience and I was so glad I was a part of it.

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So the garden show was the first in the series and I’m so glad cuo sent me the flyer.

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Lovely array of succulents.

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Love and greens
‘Loba

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mfoluwa says:

    Nicee.. Beautiful. WHy didn’t you invite me? *rme*

  2. I used to attend the MANTS show in Baltimore maryland every year for work lucky me i had the nursery charge card and as a buyer of items in bulk i got wonderful prices. Now i am olsd and grey and i have to pay full price unless i go to Annapolis to see my son who manages a very large nursery lucky mom he recently gave me a ninebark which i had never seen now i an obsessed with them!

  3. Cuo says:

    I’m glad you went.

    10k for a cactus??? Ummm…

    I’m not pleased with the amount of astro turf going on. What I would like to see is a beautifully landscaped permanent site with show gardens and a nursery.

    Fantastic start, hoping for bigger and better shows.

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