Garden show a blooming success
Manama, February 22, 2008
Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad, opened the Riffa Views Bahrain International Garden Show (RVBIGS) at a private ceremony yesterday.
Beautiful flowers, trees and plants from across the world are being showcased at the annual event, which is held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad and support of Shaikha Sabeeka, who is also chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women.
She also presented awards to sponsors and prize winners of the RVBIGS competitions. Prizes were also given to winners of the various garden-related competitions held by Riffa Views and Bahrain Garden Club.
Following the awards ceremony Shaikha Sabeeka toured the show with members of the RVBIGS organising committee.
She expressed delight over the large participation of government and private institutions in the annual event and urged them to continue raising awareness about the need to create more green spaces in Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service