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Tuesday, 8th March 2011
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Japan prepares for flower show

The annual Japan Flower and Garden Show is set to be held in Tokyo at the end of March.

Lasting three days, the event begins on March 25th at the Makuhari Messe Convention Centre and is expected to welcome more than 70,000 visitors, reported the Independent.

It is a major attraction for Japanese gardeners and is described by some industry experts as the equivalent of Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Organisers explained the main focus of the show is to "promote the diffusion of horticultural knowledge, facilitate interaction among people working in the horticultural industry and thus further the development of the industry".

There will more than 300 exhibitors showcasing services and products such as bulbs, plants, cut flowers and bonsai as well as landscaping contractors, garden design firms and garden furniture producers.

The Makuhari Messe Convention Centre is a five minute walk from the Kaihin-Makuhari station on the JR Keiyo line.

Written by Mark Smith.