LEBANON’S NATIONAL ROSE TO BE CREATED AT THE GARDEN SHOW & SPRING FESTIVAL
Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of Greater Lebanon. To celebrate, The Garden Show & Spring Festival will reveal a new rose that will forevermore be known as the Lebanon rose.
“The Garden Show & Spring Festival will offer the public the opportunity to elect Lebanon’s national rose. Voters will get to select from a list of roses that have never existed before. Then Delbard, a plant nursery in France, who will create this new breed of rose. At next year’s edition of the festival, the first lady will unveil the new rose and become its godmother” ~ Myriam Shuman, co-organizer of the event.
Voting will take place this year during The Garden Show & Spring Festival; from 5-8 June (4-11 pm daily) at Beirut Hippodrome, and the winning flower will be announced on the last day. The First Lady, Mrs. Nadia Aoun, will be the first to cast her vote, and the public votes will follow. Anyone who wishes to vote can do so by visiting the show.
The Garden Show & Spring Festival is Beirut’s premier open-air event, with over 220 stands offering visitors the chance to discover a wide array of garden products, floral products and the best in outdoor living.
Taste Lebanon gives visitors the opportunity to have a tasty bite and a drink from a selection of well-known restaurants and cafés, while enjoying live music and entertainment under the iconic pine trees of the Hippodrome park.
In collaboration with Souk el Tayeb, traditional and regional Lebanese producers offer their fresh and homegrown produce at the lively farmers’ market.
Garden enthusiasts will be given handy tips by industry experts through a series of daily workshops and masterclasses brought to you by Taste & Flavors. Foodies and drink lovers will have the opportunity to meet chefs and experts to learn about the latest trends in cocktails and get fun new recipes for their outdoor celebrations.