Peter Tanyanyiwa Suburban Reporter
Several exhibitors who thronged the Healthy Homes and Garden Show jointly organised by Zimbabwe Newspapers and ZimParks, applauded the initiative saying it enhanced their visibility on the market.
The event ran from September 22 to 23, 2023 at the ZimParks Gardens.
Some of the exhibitors included Farm and City, Crowhill Gardens and Nurseries, Gosham Nurseries, Bhola Hardware, Shilades Flowers, Friends of the Environment, Gemak Security Company, Splash Paints and Plastics, AE Electrical, the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC Zimbabwe), The Butchery, Chicken Lounge and others.
Their services ranged from landscaping and gardens services, hardware and building, solar and security systems, interior designs, nurseries plants and herbs, fumigation services, furniture supplies and home supplies.
Shilades Flowers, florist designer Mr Kudakwashe Tiki said the event helped them in terms of visibility and partnerships in the flowers industry.
“I am really happy that we got the opportunity to be part of this event which many other exhibitors are part of, and we are connecting and creating partnerships so that we can move forward together. We specialise in landscaping, driveways, paving, we also do flowers indoor and outdoor flowers, weddings, birthdays and so on. I am really glad I was part of the 2023 edition as this helped me to meet new clients and create partnerships,” he said.
The Butchery principal operator Mr Farai Hwenga who were providing food and refreshments said the event was a good way of getting their name to the public.
“The Butchery is a butchery based in Greendale and is one-year-old. In this light this event could not have come at a better time as it has helped us to get our name out there. As an entity we are not only looking to make connections with people in the meat industry but in different sectors, so this event really helped us a lot,” said Mr Hwenga.
Food and confectionery supplier Chicken Lounge said that the show helped them in terms of visibility as they are six years into business and still need to create a name in the industry. Chicken Lounge called on the organisers to create more events with such an interactive platform.