Flower and Coffee Fair in Boquete Chiriqui was visited by almost 158,000 guests01.02.2018
The Feria de las Flores y Cáfe, run from January 11 to 21 and 200 exhibitors featured 37 gardens, and over 35 varieties of plants were on sale alongside a diversity of locally produced handicrafts.
Sergio Atencio, organizing committee vice-president said that even though the gardens were affected in 2015 and again last year by the hurricane Otto, everything is ready for the inauguration of the international event.
Atencio said that the gardens preparation follow strict practices that are carried out by specialized gardeners, who year after year grow and take care of the plants until they flower at the right time, so the public can enjoy their beauty.
This year there will be exhibitions of floral crops and also visitors will be able to find high quality coffee. The fair will also have folkloric dances presentations and an exposition of Panamanian handicrafts.
The fair has approximately 37 gardens with 25 variety of imported plants and 15 national among them are the blue salvia, snapdragon, petunias and silver ferns among others. Around 35 varieties of plants will be for sale.
This year a new addition to the fair is the vertical gardens. This is a method to grow plants on walls. Found in nature and ancient civilizations, vertical gardens have been thriving for centuries on walls all over the world.
Musicians like Osvaldo Ayala, the Ensamble Latino Orchestra with Miguel Cigarruista and Lucho de Sedas will bring the typical and salsa music to the fair. For the jazz lovers, Arturo Villarreal and Emilio Regueira will provide the vibe. For the little ones Balbino and Jorge Gomez will have a show for their entertainment. Other artistes who will perform are Victor Juliao y los 33 and a Tribute to Los Rabanes.
Over the last four years more than 145,000 visitors have came to the fair attracted by the gardens in bloom and the beauty of the mountain town, which has all types of activities (hiking, zip line, water rafting and rock climbing) for those looking for a more adventurous holiday.
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