March National Flower Day & Plant-a-Flower Day

National Plant a Flower Day is the annual holiday celebrated on March 12. To prepare for the season, find some flowers you love and start planting. Get outside, enjoy the sunshine with your loved ones and plant something beautiful that will bloom in a couple of months. From children to seniors, this is a holiday that can be celebrated by anyone.

National Plant a Flower Day

Spring is just around the corner, and the 12th of March is the day to participate in National Plants and Flower Day. Every year, this day is dedicated to planting flowers and looking forward to spring.

Flower gardening has become a passion for many, young and old, and the National Plant a Flower Day is a start of a new season every year.  It's useful to know the region in which you live to decide the flowers grow as perennials (those that grow back every year) in your area and which are called annuals (those that require planting every year).

Seeds can be started inside and placed in a sunny window. Move the plants outside when the weather is nicer. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and follow the directions of the seed packet for proper germination of the seedlings. Those that can't wait, get the seed catalogs out and start preparing your next flower garden. Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.  Luther Burbank, botanist (1849-1926)

History of The National Plant a Flower Day

Back in 2500 BC, the Egyptians put flowers in vases to make floral arrangements and express their love for both the living and the deceased. As years have gone by, many of the practices maintained by our ancestors are still commonly followed and remembered. For example, the meanings of certain flowers remain valid.

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The Egyptians arranged lotus flowers, known to represent rebirth and enlightenment, within burial tombs. But the importance of flowers doesn't just end at their meaning or beauty. Like houseplants, flowers provide a number of benefits. Insects, birds, and even bees feed on the nectar that flowers produce, unwittingly pollinating other plants and helping them to reproduce. In addition, flowers can also help us strengthen our immune system, improve our mood and increase our energy levels.

After all this, it's no wonder that we welcome spring with National Flower Day or Plant a Flower Day.

How to Celebrate the Day

On the Day of Flowers, people are encouraged to plant all sorts of flowers. You could plant flowers in your backyard and enjoy the flowering plants as the weeks go by. If you don't have a yard or if you just have too many flowers already planted, visiting the gardens is a wonderful idea. You're not only going to have the ability to plant flowers, but you're also going to be able to connect with professional gardeners and learn some gardening tips along the way.

Experience the Best Gardens of Egypt

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Orman Garden, one of Egypt's most prominent botanical gardens, was established during the reign of Khedive Ismail in 1875. He ordered the French architects to construct it, as he wanted to supply the royal palace with various kinds of fruit and vegetables. Brought from various parts of the world, including Europe and China, this garden used to host more than 150 species of flowers and more than 500 species of rare plants.

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This makes the garden the ideal host for its popular annual spring festival, which attracts tourists during March and April. Covering about 28 acres, the garden also has a pond with a wooden bridge over it. Is situated west of the Nile River, next to the Giza Zoo, and east of the Cairo University

The Aswan Botanical Island (Kitchener's Island)

Aswan Botanical Garden is actually the whole island known as Kitchener Island. Slowly but surely, the island was transformed into a world-class botanical garden when it was given to Lord Kitchener in 1898.

It's a great place to go and relax if you need to escape from the crowd in Aswan. While most of our Egypt tour packages do not include a visit to the gardens, we can include them if required. Some of our Nile River cruises also involve a short trip on traditional felucca boats around the island. It is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful and calming attractions in Aswan.

Nowadays, the Aswan Botanical Garden is very popular with locals, but it's so much more than just a lovely place to enjoy a weekend picnic or a leisurely walk. Instead, the Aswan Botanical Garden also serves as a significant center of botanical research to test the viability of certain plant species in the Egyptian climate.

There is a wide range of plantations and trees on the island. Some of them had naturally been discovered on the island until it had been turned into a botanical island, and others had been brought in. There are a variety of unusual palm trees such as the Royal Palm Tree, the Cabal Palm Tree, and the Phonic Pam Tree.

Aswan Botanical Gardens can be visited in a variety of ways. For example, as part of a "felucca" tour of the river and the islands of Aswan. Many tourists like to visit the gardens. Most of these tours will stop at Kitchener Island, but not all of them, so it's best to make it clear when you book your tour. Another choice will be to use one of the nearby river ferries.

All things considered, the park is certainly worth exploring, particularly if you want to see hundreds of tropical and native plants, while at the same time enjoying some clean fresh air and tranquility! Do you want your Egyptian holiday break to include a trip to the Botanical Gardens? We have been designing and selling custom Egypt tours and Egyptian travel packages, and such a huge amount of experience will soon become evident when you book a tour with us.


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