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Flower Exhibition Centre: The best of Sikkim's Flora
Sikkim produces some of the rarest and best quality flowers in the country. Walking into the flower exhibition centre during the month of May is like taking a deep dive into a world of different colours and aromas.
The flowers of Sikkim are a real treat to the eyes. Over 4000 varieties of flowering plants grow in Sikkim, including 600 species of Orchids and 30 types of Rhododendrons. If you want to take a look at some of these blooms, it is a good idea to visit the Ridge Park and the Flower Exhibition Centre.
The Ridge Park runs along the Ridge Road that skirts the Chief Minister's residence. It is a beautifully landscaped garden, complete with fountains and a traditional gazebo. In May, the beautiful green of the place recedes, making way for a merry troop of colourful flowers.
A little below the Ridge Park is the Flower Exhibition Centre where you can find flowers from every part of Sikkim. An annual flower show held in May transforms this humble greenhouse into an exotic hub of flowers. Azaleas, Anthuriums, Orchids, Celosia, Chrysanthemum, Gentians, Hydrangeas, Liliums, Poppies, Rhododendrons, Roses, Tulips - flowers of every hue, shape, and size greet the visitors.
The exhibition centre is a greenhouse that is home to flowers of various species. Walking into a room and being greeted by a large gathering of cheerful flowers is something that must be experienced.
Good to know :
Location: 2 km from Sterling Gangtok
Entry Fees: As applicable
Timings: 8:30 am to 5 pm
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