The residents of Jubail Industrial City are looking forward to the opening of the 16th Gardens and Plants Festival organized by the Royal Commission in Jubail, represented by the Landscaping and Irrigation Department, at Al-Fanateer beach under the slogan “Jubail... a Homeland's Destination” on 19-04-1435 H – (19.02.2014) for 10 days with the participation of 45 institutions and companies specialized in agriculture, plant nurseries, aquariums, lighting fixtures, together with a number of relevant governmental agencies. Several Gulf Countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, represented by the Emirate of Ajman and Al-Ain city, are also participating in the event. The festival will be accompanied by Landscaping Forum in its first day, an event that will be attended by several specialists and experts in environment, architecture, and urban design including several work papers that discuss the most-up-to-date methods relating to landscaping in modern cities. The festival is expected to attract more than 250,000 visitors.
The 10-day festival aims to raise the visitors' awareness about the environment through plants and flowers, their benefits, types appropriate for the environment, and how to take care of them. In addition to the display of agricultural products and various house gardens supplies which contribute to form ideal house gardens without any defects, the festival is also accompanied by several events including some activities, recreational and cultural competitions. Participation in painting and photography competition ends on the 9th day of this Hijri month.
According to the Director of Landscaping and Irrigation Department, the chairman of the festival's organizing committee, Eng. Saleh bin Mufleh Al-Mutairi, the Gardens and Plants Festival widespread reputation went beyond the boundaries of Jubail Industrial City due to the programs and activities which form a mixture of education, culture, and entertainment. It also promotes tourism and encourages visitors to take care of their home gardens and preserve the environment ,landscaping area and public property in parks and public gardens. The festival's organizing committee has been keen to diversify and provide various competitions and activities that contribute in creating a large public base from the city visitors either inside or outside. Al-Mutairi added that the new thing in this year's festival is the exhibition of more than 200,000 plants, increasing the festival site area by 60% compared to last year's area, dedicating a special area for the festival mascot “Muzher”, and doubling the number of participating restaurants and coffee shops.
For more information, details, programs ,activities and events please visit the festival website www.jubailpgf.com or the festival's account on instagram application www.instagram.com/jubailpgf. You can also follow us on twitter at @jubailpgf.