Get ready to witness a horticultural extravaganza as the Bahrain Garden Club (BGC) gears up for its Annual Flower and Vegetable Show this month.

Mark your calendars as horticultural enthusiasts gather to showcase their produce and gardening expertise at BGC’s Annual Flower and Vegetable Show, set to take place from March 4 to 6 at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa’s Awal Ballroom.

The event will commence with a VIP opening on March 4 at 10 am, with doors opening for the public later that day from 3pm to 8pm and from 9am to 7pm on March 5 and 6.

This year’s theme is Bahrain Heritage and visitors will have a chance to explore the stunning flower, fruit and vegetable displays, alongside experimental gardening projects. The show will present the finalists and winning entries of annual competitions in all classes.

The contests feature 83 classes, all open for public participation, spanning various categories, including cut flowers; vegetables and fruit; experimental gardening; floral exhibits; handicrafts and preserves; student classes and school gardens; residential and commercial establishment gardens; fruit and vegetable carving; as well as garden photography. All are encouraged to take part, with participants ranging from private and public schools to university and special needs students and adults.

While most categories offer cup awards, some school children’s categories offer small cash prizes. Competition entry fees, kept affordable, support club activities and range from 100 fils for student classes to 300 fils for adult classes, BD3 for garden photography and BD5 for residential gardens.

Established in 1965 by a group of passionate local and expatriate gardeners, the BGC is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting gardening and fostering knowledge exchange. With patronage from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and support from Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, it has become a cornerstone of the Kingdom’s gardening community. Partnering with the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) and affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) of the United Kingdom, BGC offers educational programmes and workshops to preserve Bahrain’s horticultural heritage and inspire future generations. ✤