Floral Photography at Alipore Horticulture flower show in Kolkata

Closeup of Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed susan

The Agri Horticultural Society of India located at Alipore Road, Kolkata holds a flower show every year called the Annual Flower Show. It is generally held for three days on the first half of February. The dates of the show are given on the official website, which is http://www.agrihorticultureindia.com/. According to the official website, it is the World’s oldest Flower Show, being held from 1928 onwards (barring 1940). A huge variety of rare and exotic flowers are displayed during the show. A competition is also held among the different participants of the shows and prizes are given. Visitors can even buy these unique flowering plants and seeds in order to decorate their home. Apart from flowers, ornamental leaves. cactus, fertilizers and flower pots are also displayed and sold.

The flower show is held on a large open ground and witnesses a huge number of visitors. Some of the flowers that are displayed are chrysanthemum, cineraria, marigold, orchids, verbena, aster, dahlia, candytuft, sunflowers, petunia, antirrhinum, phlox, rose etc. I was completely awestruck with the sheer variety and beauty of flowers. Also, I have seen that flowers which have lost their freshness after staying in hot sun all day are replaced by new ones. Some of the pictures that I have taken during my visit are given below.

Flower Photography

Pink chrysanthemum flowers
Pink chrysanthemum flowers
Yellow Golden-eye wildflowers
Yellow Golden-eye wildflowers
White aster flowers
White aster flowers
Yellow and orange marigold flowers
Yellow and orange marigold flowers
Yellow marigold flowers
Yellow marigold flowers
Pink verbena flowers
Pink verbena flowers
Close up of a red and yellow striped dahlia flower
Close up of a red and yellow striped dahlia flower
Orange chrysanthemum flowers
Orange chrysanthemum flowers
Pink verbena flowers
Pink verbena flowers
Closeup of an unidentified reddish yellow flower
Closeup of an unidentified reddish yellow flower
Yellow marigold flowers
Yellow marigold flowers
Pink orchid flowers
Pink orchid flowers
White iberis or candytuft flowers
White iberis or candytuft flowers
Closeup of Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed susan
Closeup of Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed susan
Yellow Golden-eye wildflowers
Yellow Golden-eye wildflowers
White aster flowers
White aster flowers
Yellow and orange marigold flowers
Yellow and orange marigold flowers
Yellow marigold flowers
Yellow marigold flowers
Close up of orange dahlia flower
Close up of orange dahlia flower
Close up of a pink rose flower
Close up of a pink rose flower
Pink cineraria flowers
Pink cineraria flowers
White marigold flowers
White marigold flowers
Pink digitalis or foxglove flowers.
Pink digitalis or foxglove flowers.
Purple petunia flowers
Purple petunia flowers
Red verbena flowers displayed at the flower show in Agri Horticultural Society of India.
Red verbena flowers displayed at the flower show in Agri Horticultural Society of India.

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If you are interested in knowing more about West Bengal, visit my other blog on Kolkata handicraft fair, College street kolkata, Koley market, Mirik and Takdah.

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