Published — Friday 22 February 2013
Last update 21 February 2013 8:43 pm
JEDDAH: Various agricultural products and home gardening supplies are on display at the ongoing 15th Gardens and Plants Festival in the eastern city of Jubail.
With the slogan "Green City… Healthy Environment," the festival launched by the Royal Commission in Jubail on Wednesday evening at Fanateer southern beach will run for 10 days.
Among the other participants in the event are the Manama Municipality, University of Dammam, and the Riyadh Secretariat.
Agricultural nurseries, typical miniature gardens, afforestation management, joint operations, industrial security and safety management are among the activities and technologies being showcased.
An operetta entitled "Green City… Healthy Environment" and a fireworks display marked the opening of the occasion.
Organizers said the festival aims to create awareness among visitors about the importance of plants and gardens in an environment and society. Visitors will also get to know about best practices to keep the environment clean.
The festival is accompanied by a number of events and activities including recreational and educational competitions for visitors.