International Flower Festival
This event is held annually from July to August in Teshreen Park, which is Damascus’s largest park. Participants and botany enthusiasts from around the world converge in Damascus around this time of the year. The event encompasses a number of activities such as flower arranging competitions and lectures by renowned botanists on the different species of flowers displayed. Herbal oils and honey made from plant extracts are also sold. The highlight of the event is the Damascus Rose, which has been the symbol of the city since ancient times.