Annual Flower Show - 2020
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Kolkata, WB India
Enjoy World’s oldest Flower Show!
The Annual Flower Show organized by the Society is the World’s oldest Flower Show in existence. Since the early part of 1828, ever year (barring 1940), this competition has been taking place as a prominent fixture of Kolkata’s happening. This is a gala event where around 2000 entries and 16,500 exhibits including edible vegetable are on display. First Annual Exhibition of vegetables was held on 9th January, 1828 in the rooms of the Asiatic Society under the auspices of the then President of the Society Mr. W. Leycester.
At present the Show is equipped with Plants, Shrubs, Succulents, Cactus, Orchids, Bonsai, Vegetables, Uprooted Vegetables, Seasonal Flowering & Non Flowering plants, Annuals, Cut Flowers, Fruits, Medicinal Plants etc. Besides this, North East States like Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh etc takes part in the Show with their exotic Orchids and other plants, species which helps the people of Kolkata to collect the Orchids and others with minimum effort.