2015 FLORIA Putrajaya Theme: Tapestry of Hues
Like a beautiful woven piece of fabric, the Intelligent Garden City of Putrajaya is a tapestry of hues and colours that inundate its landscape. Locked in an array of tendered gardens, fauna and flora, Putrajaya has not ceased to amaze landscape architects and flowers enthusiasts to come to the Royal FLORIA Putrajaya, Malaysia’s premier flower and garden show scheduled to be held from 30th May until 7th June, 2015.
And, it is easy for one to understand the reason the organiser has chosen Tapestry of Hues as the theme for next year’s floral festival with lily as the theme flower.
Lily or Lilium shares the tapestry of mankind, actually. Lily has seen the history of great civilizations, and it has been quoted in the greatest literature and mythological beliefs of Man.
“Like the lily that once was mistress of the field and flourished, I’ll hang my head and perish,” those are the words of William Shakespeare in the play, The Life of King Henry the Eighth. Lily, as Shakespeare articulated in a rather sombre feel, like the melancholy of the words he wrote in the play about the state of mind of King Henry VIII who divorced Queen Katherine of Aragon over a woman called Anne Boleyn, who then bore the descendants of Kings and Queens of England.
Like the tapestry of traditions etched deep in English royalty, the earls and the dukes, lily has a profound tradition of its own. The lilies were considered majestic flowers dating as far back as 1580 B.C., when images of lilies were discovered in a villa in Crete, the arid land of Greece. These majestic flowers have long held in ancient mythology.
Derived from the Greek word “leiron” (generally assumed to refer to the white Madonna lily), the lily was so revered by the Greeks that they believed it sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods. Lilies are known to be the May birth flower and the 30th wedding anniversary flower.
Tapestry of Hues will set the motion of showcasing more than 400,000 flowering plants presented in aesthetic-driven garden exhibits with lily taking the limelight.
After the successful renditions of seven previous floral festivals on its back, the Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 guarantees a worthwhile experience for participants and visitors alike.
What excites the organiser and participants is that FLORIA Putrajaya has finally found a permanent site called Anjung Floria or The Balcony of Floria on a 29-acre stretch that runs parallel with Precinct 4 promenade. Anjung Floria is a place where growers, landscape architects, horticulturists and floral enthusiasts can pay homage to flora every year.
The park will definitely excite them as it has a lot of attractions to offer such as an inviting pathway to greet visitors, a Pinwheel Garden, a majestic English garden perfect for evening tea, and a Fantasy Garden dotted with candy canes that will give an impression Christmas comes early every year. To top it all, the Malaysia-China Friendship Garden, a symbol of solid friendship between the two countries over the decades, culminates at the cul-de-sac where water features and rest areas open invitingly.
What else do you need in a tapestry of hues like this?