About 600 students from 21 schools, in showing their cooperative and team spirit, joined hands to put up the spectacular mosaiculture display "An Ocean Fantasy" at Victoria Park today (March 6).
The display features a group of lively marine creatures, including a seahorse, sea turtle, octopus, starfish, lobster, fish and shellfish. It will be exhibited at the coming Hong Kong Flower Show to be held from March 19 to 28.
The display is embellished with over 30,000 colourful flowering plants of various species, including Kalanchoe, Carnation, Marigold, Golden Dewdrop, Callistephus, Dianthus, Chrysanthemum Multicaule, New Guinea Impatiens, Cineraria, Dusty Miller and Pansy, creating an oceanic world of fantasy in rainbow colours and joyful atmosphere. Some of the plant sculptures are also designed with movable parts, adding motion to the spectacular display.
The marine creatures with abundant energy together with the luster of pearl symbolize the vibrancy of Hong Kong which is reputed as the "Pearl of the Orient".
The annual Hong Kong Flower Show, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held in Victoria Park for ten days between March 19 and 28, from 9am to 9pm daily. This year's flower show features Cineraria as its theme flower and "Fairy Tales of Flowers" as its theme.
In addition to this year's theme flower Cineraria, the event will showcase a rich profusion of exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays by organisations from local, the Mainland and overseas. There will also be commercial stalls selling flowers, horticultural products, fast food, etc.
A rich diversity of educational and recreational fringe activities will also be organised for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages. They include music and dance performances, floral art demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, plant maintenance workshops, green stalls, guided visits, recreation programmes and fun games.
Admission tickets to the Hong Kong Flower Show 2010 are available now until March 28 at LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices, and venues with Leisure Link services. Tickets will also be sold at the entrance to the showground at Victoria Park throughout the show period.
Admission for adults is $14. Children aged between 4 and 14, students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, persons with disabilities and minder (each person can enjoy the concessionary rate with one minder only) pay half price. Senior citizens, persons with disabilities and minder (each person can enjoy the concessionary rate with one minder only) will have free admission on weekdays. Adults in a group of 30 or more admitted at the same time will pay half price on weekdays.
For enquiries, please call 2601 8260, fax 2691 7264 or visit the LCSD website http://www.lcsd.gov.hk .
Ends/Saturday, March 6, 2010
Issued at HKT 12:06
About 600 students from 21 schools joined hands to put up the spectacular mosaiculture display "An Ocean Fantasy" at Victoria Park today (March 6). The display is embellished with over 30,000 colourful flowering plants of various species. It will be exhibited at the coming Hong Kong Flower Show to be held from March 19 to 28.
The students demonstrated their team spirit in putting up the spectacular mosaiculture display "An Ocean Fantasy".