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Egypt flower expo to draw 30,000 visitors

by webdev

January 03, 2011

At least 30,000 people are expected to visit the Flora Egypt 2011 flower exhibition between January 12th and 15th, making it one of the biggest flower and plant event of its kind.

According to Al-Masry Al-Youm, the event is being organized by Egypt's agriculture and environment ministries as well as the Union of Producers and Exporters of Horticultural Crops, the Egyptian Flower Council, and the Agricultural Export Council. The exhibition will showcase 160 million tulips, carnations, orchids, kala irises, lilium and other flowers ranking high in value and aesthetic appeal from around the world.

Though the exhibition will feature exports from Europe, Africa and South America, among others, Egypt is famous for its native blooms from the lush Nile Valley.

According to, the ancient Egyptians were among the first civilizations to recognize national plants, namely the lotus and the papyrus. Chrysanthemums, water lilies, arum, dragonwort, irises and chamomile could all also make for a Nile-inspired bouquet or flower arrangement. Bloom-lovers can send flowers abroad or enjoy the exotic blossoms at home.

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