Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Ooty promises to be more spectacular as 66 new varieties of flower seedlings including special species like Acroclinum, Angelonia and Browalia have been introduced. The 117th flower show had commenced on May 17th,2013. The Ooty flower show 2013 was in place from 17, 18 and 19 th May 2013.
Venue at
Botanical Garden, Ooty.
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93 kind of flowers and 42 kinds of Potted flowering plants was displayed in the flower show. Salient flowers exhibited are carnation, gerberas, liliums, Alstroemeria, Tulips Iris etc...
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Floral structures of Fort St George
A heritage building of India, built by British in 1644, Fort St George is the name of the first English (later British) fortress in India, founded at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai. The construction of the Fort provided the impetus for capturing India by the Biritish and colonizing Asian countries. The fort was completed on 23 April 1644, coinciding with St George's Day, celebrated in honour of the patron saint of England. Francis Day was an English colonial administrator, associated with the East India Company was the one of the Architect of Fort.St.George.

This fort is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The Fort St.George, now housing the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu The Legislative Assembly is the supreme legislative body in Tamilnadu.

Floral model of this Fort. St. George will be displayed during the 117th flower show in 2013 at Government Botanical garden, Udhagi.
World of Flowers
Floriculture is the emerging industry in India. The Nilgiris in India contributes a lot to the floriculture trade in India and World of Floriculture. To symbolize the importance of Indian floriculture in Indian ecionomy, a floral model of world of flower will be dislapyed during the 117th Flower show at Government Botanical garden, Uhdagai.
Top ten cut flowers
Most of cut flowers are traded through International Flower auction Centre at Alsmeer auction centre in The Netherlands, Top ten cut flowers traded in the International Flower auction centre selected based on volume of trade are
  • Roses
  • Carnation
  • Tulips
  • Gerbera
  • Anthuriums
  • Orchids
  • Lilium
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Gladiolus
  • Statice

All thesetop temn cut flowers are cultivated in the Nilgiris wherein the Flower show is conducted and exported to different regions of the country and world. To create an awareness among the visiting public, theses top ten cut flowers are will be displayed.
Imported cut flowers
Many flowers are imported into India and have become part of Indian life. These imported flowers which are not familiar to India like Daffodil, Narcissus, Tulips, Freezia, Hyacinths, Sandesonia will be on the display.
Underexploited cut flowers
More than 80 cut flowers used in the world, are being traded in the Flower auction centres of both Northern hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Some of the cut flowers are not common to India not familiar to the Visiting public. The flowers like Agapanthus, Arum lily, Torch liliy, Montfreezia], Verbena have the potential to become the commercial important cut flower of world . These underexploited cut flowers will be displayed in the flower show 2013.
Dry flowers
Fresh flower are coomonly sed but they are highly fperishable, and its beaty can not lost longer. At the same time, the beauty can be retained by drying technique. In the busy world, using fresh cut flowers pose a some problems. Use of dry flower offers an alternative to cut flowers. Dry flower of the District like Pine, arucaria, grassy flowers will be displayed during the show.
Nilgiri wild Flowers
The Nilgiri lies in the centre of Western Ghats of South India and is one of the mega biodiversity centre of World and ooffers wild flowers. Wild flowers like Helichrysum. Verbena, Meliosoma, ete will be displayed.
Floral structure of Kangroo will be displayed in such a way that children can photograph of their faces coming out of pouch of kangaroo.