With the theme of ‘Magical World of Floria’, this year’s 9-day Royal Floria Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival featured the primary flower of chrysanthemum. The floral exhibition ran from May 27 to June 4, 2016.
As you are aware, my post is late. However, since this is an annual event, there is always another chance to catch the show, and you should!
Royal FLORIA Putrajaya started in 2007 and began as a biennial event. However, due to overwhelming response, the organiser decided that the garden festival would be held annually.
This year’s is the ninth edition. What is so special is that a different flower takes centre-stage during every festival, with a specific theme that would capture the interest of visitors.
Other ‘official’ flowers in previous editions included orchids, bougainvilleas and roses. When roses were the highlight of the exhibition, it attracted some 1.2 million visitors over the nine-day period. Can you imagine that? It is still a standing record to this day.
The 2016 edition used more than 400,000 varieties of chrysanthemums, flower and plant species for the 83 outdoor gardens, set up by government agencies, schools, universities and others. Eleven countries were also represented in the gardens that covered an area of 11.7 hectares.
The Royal Garden changes yearly. This year’s Royal Garden, that of the state of Johor, attracted the interest of many as it did mine. Other gardens that caught my attention were the Chrysanthemum Garden, Musical Garden and Candy Courtyard.
Besides merely admiring the gardens, visitors also had the opportunity to partake in various activities such as photography competitions and watercolour contests.
They also could take inspiration and knowledge from their visit as they learn about the latest garden design trends and technology via demonstrations and workshops.
Meanwhile, FLORIA Flavours offered visitors the chance to savour authentic cuisine from all the states in Malaysia.
By the way, going to Royal FLORIA Putrajaya during the day and at night offer different experiences. Although all these photos were taken during the day, I was there one night as well. The sight of the gardens with their lights on was simply magical.
My photos could not do nighttime Royal FLORIA Putrajaya justice, hence I have decided not to include them in this post.
In any case, my tour of the exhibition was rather brief and there were plenty more themed gardens that I did not manage to explore. These photos that I am sharing are just a fraction of the entire garden.
Check out these ticket prices. They may no longer be applicable but will be a good guideline for next year’s event. I hope the rose will return as next year’s official flower!
Ticket prices for Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2016
Adult – RM22 / Child – RM11
Adult – RM7.50 / Child – RM3.50 (with MyKad / MyKid)
Tickets for Magical Garden
Adult – RM10.50 / Child – RM5.50
Event: Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival 2016
Venue: Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya.
Date: 27th May – 4th June, 2016
Weekday: 9am to 10.30pm
Weekend: 9am to 12 midnight (Friday to Sunday)
Organiser: Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj)
Contact: +603 8893 1967609-7485534 / +609-7483543
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