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Beirut.com 29 May 2012

The Garden Show & Spring Festival 2012

The Garden Show & Spring Festival has been heralding the start of summer for eight years as gardening enthusiasts from around Lebanon flock to this annual celebration, held over five days at the historical Beirut Hippodrome. Flourishing at a glorious pace, the show has increased its number of exhibitors, events and attractions as it draws in more and more visitors each year, which peaked at an amazing 25,000 visitors in 2011.

Green is no longer just a color. It is synonymous with behavior; a new way of living. We all have toinput our green initiatives, not only to save the planet but also to make our daily life healthier and much better and brighter. Being green is about saving water and energy, changing the way we take care of our house and garden, growing more of our own food and creating beautiful landscapes with less water-quenching plants.

It is for these reasons that the theme of this year is “The Green Attitude”. This attitude is an attribute which can be applicable to each and every one of us and in all domains of our life, and especially in the arena of outdoor living.

The 9th edition of The Garden Show & Spring Festival promises to build upon its previous successes and keep on celebrating and enhancing the great Lebanese Outdoor Way of Life, thus creating a greener Lebanon.

Each year this vibrant and happy event is eagerly awaited by all. It is a five-day event that is not tobe missed.


Art of Gardening

– Gardens
Wander among beautifully landscaped gardens planted specifically for the five-day show anddiscover the pleasure of gardening. Meet the experts and learn how to create a flourishing balcony, terrace or garden. Participating nurseries: Exotica, Massaha, Roots, Bonsai, Garden Art, Golden Rose

– Robinson Agri
Being the Agent of Meilland in Lebanon, and owning one of the most Innovative plant- nurseries in the Middle East, Robinson Agri will display a stand at the show to sell the rose. For all Beirut lovers Beirut rose will be also available at the nursery

– Plant market
With members of the Lebanese Syndicate of Plants & Flowers Growers participating for the 9th year in a row and displaying and selling their products, you just know that the Plant Market is a place not to be missed and adds a welcomed addition to what promises to be one of the most colorful and busy sections of The Garden Show & Spring Festival.

Art of Living in the Garden
Summer is here. Outdoor furniture, pergolas, umbrellas, barbecues, fabrics and a whole range of small and larger decorative pieces will bring a vacation ambience to your outdoor space.

Souk el Tayeb
The producers of Beirut’s first farmer’s market keeping it fresh and organic. Come and chat with the producers and find out about fresh, traditional and organic food products and take healthy Lebanese food back home to the whole family.

Designers on the Lawn
Artisans gathered by Nayla Bassili display their authentic goods in a creative and colorful atmosphere. Spoil yourself and take home unique handmade pieces created especially for you.

Authentic Lebanon
A selective bouquet of pioneer entrepreneurs to present natural and cultural offerings connected to Lebanese heritage. Prepare your weekends and summer vacation and head for an ecotourism destination in Lebanon.

Kids’ Village
Kids can enjoy the biggest park in the heart of Beirut. There’ll be laughing and singing with animation by le ‘Club des 2 Clowns’.

Food court and cafés
With the opportunity to have a coffee and a snack or dinner, the Garden Show & Spring Festival is the perfect place to unwind. With live music and entertainment too, this unique ambiance promises to be a very special moments under the pine trees!