International Flower Festival – Feria Internacional de Flores
Posted September 17, 2010on:
It must be a sign that Spring will soon arrive in Lima! There is a flower and plant festival on this week in Parque Kennedy. It is called la Tercera Feria Internacional “Perú Flora 2010: Flores y Plantas”. I went to check it out this afternoon.
The festival is a display of everything to do with flowers and plants. You can buy plants and fresh-cut flowers, there are accessories and tools for gardening, home decor related to flowers and even books on plants and gardening. In addition to the displays from the participating vendors there are a number of other beautiful floral arrangements on display.
On the main concourse in front of the Municipalidad (where we are going to get married) , there is an artistic display made of colorful flower petals.
Further along, in front of La Iglesia de la Virgen Milagrosa, there are a number of interesting floral displays mounted on the lamp posts.
Next, you arrive at the main pavilion which has a mirrored front that provides an interesting reflection of la Municipalidad and la Iglesia.
Inside the pavilion you will find booths of floral displays, flowers and plants for sale, patio furniture and gardening equipment, along with more floral artwork.
The remainder of the participants are located in booths spread throughout the park. Like with most events in Lima there is a strong security presence in the park and as always they are working to ensure that the park is kept clean.
You can find a wide variety of plants and flowers on display including species from the desert, orchids and colorful hydrangeas. Here are some of my favorite images from the feria.
Of course, not everyone is enjoying the flower festival in the park. The cats have been quite disrupted, but they seem to be taking it in stride, especially when they get fed!