Kenya's garden society fresh flexes during 100th anniversary

The Kenya Horticultural Society turns 100 this year, but its plants and flowers look just as fresh, lush, and lovely as they did on the day the society was born, June 15th, 1923.

“Many of the first members of the Horticultural Society belonged to the Agricultural Society but wanted to focus less on agricultural issues and more on gardening,” Katy Barnes, Chairman of this year’s KHS Flower and Plant Show, told the BDLife last weekend when the Nairobi District celebrated its centenary.

Based at Sarit Centre’s new giant Expo Centre, Katy said this year’s Centenary show was the biggest that the society has had in several years.

That seemed fitting since it was also the time when society was judging the best plants and flowers grown in the past year.

The Flower and Plant Show officially opened last Friday, but the 11 local judges and one guest judge from the UK had spent all day Thursday visiting all the presenters to select the best displayed and best-grown plants and flowers.


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