Chennai’s Semmozhi Poonga Is Getting A Big Makeover To Host A 3-Day Flower Show From June 3!

by Shreya Rathod
Chennai’s Semmozhi Poonga Is Getting A Big Makeover To Host A 3-Day Flower Show From June 3!

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is a place that hosts many iconic sites. And one of them is Semmozhi Poonga, the city’s botanical garden. They are hosting the second edition of the city’s flower show that you shouldn’t miss! And the garden is getting a big makeover!

Chennai’s Semmozhi Poonga Hosting A Flower Show

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Chennai’s Semmozhi Poonga hosts a flower show and this time it will be starting from June 3rd! It will be the second edition of the three-day event. In order to make it possible, the botanical garden is being spruced up with new granite paths and other facilities.

According to a Times Of India report, an official from the horticultural department stated that it is a 20,000-square-foot air-conditioned event site. It will contain 5,000 potted plants, as well as different species of flowers and fruits, along with a range of models made by cutting various flowers, shrubs, and trees. The park, which typically draws 20,000 visitors a week, is anticipated to draw thousands during the event, thus it will be closed to general visitors from June 1 to June 8.

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Last year’s festival featured popular selfie locations. Another notable attraction was a flower peacock model that stood 20 feet tall and 20 feet broad. Around 4,500 people arrived on the day of the inauguration to see the different flowers on exhibit. On the second day, the number increased to almost 14,000, and on the final day, as many as 20,000 people attended.

Botanical Garden In Chennai

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Semmozhi Poonga is the city’s first botanical garden and is situated on the property of the former Drive-in Woodlands Hotel, across from the American Consulate. It was constructed for an estimated 80 million at a size of 20 acres. In addition to the 80 trees that were present when the park was being developed, some of which are more than 100 years old, more than 500 varieties of flora are also being grown nearby. The garden is home to some of the most well-known exotic plants, uncommon plant species, and aromatic and medicinal herbs.

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Exotic plants are widely imported from countries like Thailand and China.

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