THE Suva Orchid & Horti-Cultural Circle Annual Flower Show attracted hundreds of people yesterday.
Flowers of different kinds were displayed in categories like beginners, advanced, floral art court and nursery art court.
The chief guest, First Lady Adi Koila Nailatikau, said the theme 'Celebrate' was appropriate because the show deserves to celebrate its development, progress and achievements over the years.
"I commend you for your efforts in promoting the flower industry, improving the livelihood of members and assisting members and friends and involving the society at large," Adi Koila said.
She encouraged the public, especially those who love flowers, to make use of the opportunity to learn all they could from the show and work on improving their skills. "The sky is the limit, cultivate the God-given talents you have," Adi Koila said.
She said the Suva Orchid and Horticultural Circle had done much to promote the beauty and artistic display of flowers in important functions and had been highly praised as evident in the Fiji Day celebrations on Tuesday night
"Continue the good work," Adi Koila said.
"Your work during your local and overseas tours in the organisation of floral art classes, flower displays and participation in national programs and workshops needs to be commended," she said.
Adi Koila said she understood that the show was also the training ground for their representation and participation at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in New Zealand.