is held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad with the support of his wife, who is the chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women.
Shaika Maram said that the RVBIGS
has come together through the support and sponsorship of various individuals and groups and despite the global economic downturn those present will be of 'high quality' and are dedicated to the show's message and mission.
09 has been organised under the patronage of King Hamad and under the support of Shaikha Sabeeka.
Shaikha Maram said RVBIGS
had grown in popularity and quality over the years.
is staged under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad and Patron of the Bahrain Garden Club and supported by his wife and chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women, Her Highness Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa.
The Overall Eden Challenge Winner, who will receive the overall Eden Challenge trophy and a further cash award of BD3,000, will then be selected during RVBIGS
from the four category winners.
The reception was hosted by RVBIGS
organising committee head Shaikha Maram Isa Al Khalifa and Riffa Views chief executive officer Richard Browning.
Water for Life, the theme for RVBIGS
2009, will explore the theme of water as it relates to the history of horticulture and agriculture in Bahrain.
2009 is scheduled to be held from April 16-19, incorporating the designs of students from schools across Bahrain.
The Riffa Views Eden Challenge stand at RVBIGS
2009 will comprise a central garden feature to be designed by Chris Beardshaw, Riffa Views ambassador, landscape and gardens.
Out of the four winning entries, an overall winner will be selected at RVBIGS
, which takes places in Bahrain in April.
SCHOOLS are being invited to register for The Riffa Views Eden Challenge 2009, which is taking place as part of the RVBIGS