Sunday, November 22, 2009

Flower Show 2009: cactus and Succulents

Confession: The only reason I went to the flower show was to have a look at their cactii.
Here are the pics:

             Flowers Page


Flower Show 2009 - Orchids

Some wonderful orchids.. None were on sale though.

Some bromeliads

African Violets



Flower Show 2009 - Most Flowers

Now, that you've seen the State House, Let's get straight to the event. Even from far way, the flower show seemed promising with all those stalls with only flowers, bromeliads, cactii, succulents, ferns, etc...

Let's take a look inside:

Paradise is here :)

anthurium flowers

some cool bonsai plants


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Flower Show 2009 - State House Mauritius

What is The State House?
State House, Mauritius - Also called Le Chateau de Reduit

The State House, also called Le Château of Réduit - literally translated from French to The Castle of Réduit - is the Official residence of the President of the Republic of Mauritius. It is found in Réduit, in the district of Plaines Wilhems, in Mauritius.
It is a big mansion built on 240 acres of land with big gardens and have a nice variety of endemic and exotic plants.
The State House is open for the public only one weekend a year.. This year, it's on 21 and 22 of November. And yeah, there was the Flower Show there...Since I took lots of pictures, I'll break this article in some parts:
Most Flowers

Orchids, African Violets, Bromeliads, and Geraniums
Cactus and Succulents

If you are interested you can visit the State House's Website and Wikipedia's page for the State House.


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