About us

After establishment in 1948 and representation at first Islamic industrial exhibition in 1949 the caravan never stopped nor looked back and the first Pakistan flower, fruit and vegetable show was organized in 1950, gardening classes for gardeners in1951 and the first publication of society in the form of a magazine came out in 1952 and the same year the society made its international debut when Mr. A.K. Khan represented Pakistan in 13th International horticultural congress held at London and got elected as member of the international committee for Horticulture and Nomenclature.

The nascent society which was only five years old, in 1953 demanded land for botanical garden and meantime started in helping government agencies in converting the big parks like Burns garden, Frere Hall and Zoological garden into a botanical garden. At that period lot of new plants species were introduced by devoted members in the country.

H S P started specially designed gardening classes in 1962 for educated gents and ladies. Organized first Chrysanthemum show in 1963.In early seventies HSP started kitchen garden classes, grow more vegetables, save and plant trees campaign in school, colleges, universities and at other institutes. In eighty's H S P completed designing and planning work on Horticultural Complex and Botanical Garden at Rashid Minhas road, Karachi and also established a Garden Center in collaboration with Defence Housing Authority where all research work, classes, meetings, workshops and seminars were held.

In 1990 to update members and others, H S P start publishing a monthly newsletter, covering all aspects on gardening and horticulture nationally and internationally.

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