10th Ghana Garden Flower Show opens today

  • 10 years of promoting a greener environment

Stratcomm Africa’s innovative and internationally recognised initiative, the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement and its flagship event the Ghana Garden and Flower Show, is celebrating 10 years of promoting a greener, cleaner, healthier, wealthier and more beautiful Ghana.

The grand opening of the Ghana Garden Flower Show’s 10th anniversary edition will take place on 31st August 2022 at 4:00pm at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.

The tenth anniversary edition’s theme, Growth unleashed, speaks both to the initiative’s growth so far and to the potential that remains to be unleashed in Ghana with respect to floriculture and horticulture. Over the years, many floriculture and horticulture businesses have been born through the Show, and many businesses associated with it have seen tremendous growth.

The Show started with 14 exhibitors and 1,400 visitors in its first edition, and has seen so much growth over the years that in 2021 it had over 140 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors. The public continues to appreciate the environmental and commercial benefit of the floriculture and horticulture industry through activities of the show and the movement.

The Show creates a platform for members of the movement to promote/showcase their businesses in the Floriculture and Horticulture industry, and also build capacity for business growth. The Show’s inter-related activities – Exhibitions, Conferences, Masterclasses and Workshops – have been unearthing job opportunities in Floriculture and Horticulture for Ghana’s youth to take up.

Ms. Esther A N Cobbah, the CEO of Stratcomm Africa and Convener of the Movement says: “As we celebrate this 10th anniversary, we say ‘Ayekoo and thank you’ to all who have contributed to bringing us this far – our cherished exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and numerous visitors over the years. The media have also provided invaluable support and  Stratcomm Africa is really pleased to be employing our expertise in communication to generate awareness among Ghanaians about available natural resources for livelihood enhancement and national development, and thus promote and contribute to realisation of the UN Sustainable  Development  Goals”.

Ms. Cobbah further added: “This 10th anniversary commemoration is an occasion for intensifying our collaboration with partners to unleash the huge potential we see for benefits to individuals, communities and the country from floriculture and horticulture”.

This year, the show brings many activities for adults and children. After the opening day, daily masterclasses for both adults and children run from Thursday 1st September to Sunday 4th September 2022 between 11am – 2:00pm. Some exciting topics to be treated by experienced industry experts include:

  • Starting and managing farms in floriculture/horticulture.
  • Little is much; Home Gardening in small spaces (a mix of flowers and vegetables)

Floriculture and horticulture for a wealthier Ghana – Understanding the Industry value chain

  • Caring for orchids
  • Basic flower décor – creating unique bouquets for the home
  • A healthier Ghana – Wellness from your own garden with herbs and spices
  • Little hands grow big things

Other exciting activities of the 10th anniversary Show are: Karaoke Night (Thursday, 6pm); Green to Riches Youth Conference (Friday, 3pm); Movie Night (Friday, 6pm); Children’s Playground and education centre (Daily 10am to 5pm); Fashion Show (Saturday, 6pm); Israeli Green Innovation Challenge (Sunday, 3pm); and Closing ceremony (Sunday).

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