The Hong Kong Flower Show 2010 at Victoria Park will close at 9pm tomorrow (March 28) and members of the public who wish to see the tens of thousands of exotic flowers at the annual flower show should not miss the last chance.
More than 350,000 flowers, among which are over 50,000 pots of theme flower Cineraria of some 50 cultivars are on display. About 200 organisations from 21 countries take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays.
A series of fringe activities are arranged to complement the flower show. They include music and dance performances, floral art demonstrations, green talks and fun games. Among them was a student drawing competition held last week and its prize presentation ceremony was held today (March 27).
The competition was conducted in four categories. Winning entries of champion, 1st and 2nd runner-up and highly commended of each category are now on display at the flower show showground at Victoria Park. Champion winners are as follows:
Junior Section in Primary School –
Cho Chi-ching from Yaumati Catholic Primary School (Hoi Wang Road)
Senior Section in Primary School –
Tang Kin-yu from HKFEW Wong Cho Bau School
Junior Section in Secondary School –
Cheung Wan-hei from Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School
Senior Section in Secondary School -
Mok So-fan from Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School
Floral art demonstrations to be held at the stage tomorrow (March 28) are as follows:
1) 11.30am to 12.30pm
Ikebana International (Hong Kong Chapter) Japanese Floral Art Demonstration –
Mrs Lucille Evans / Mrs Betty Cheung / Mrs Sharon Chou / Mrs Eleanor Kwan (Ikebana International (Hong Kong Chapter))
2) 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Sogetsu School, Ikebana Demonstration –
Mr Shinobu Okazaki (The Hong Kong Branch of the Sogetsu Teachers’ Association)
Activities at the park's lawn tomorrow (March 28):
1) 10am to 5.30pm
Story-telling, magic workshop, balloon-twisting workshop, parachute, inflatable castle, sports games play-in, art-and-craft stalls, games stalls, mascots parade
2) 2pm to 5.30pm
3) 10am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm
Greening promotional talks
4) 11am to 11.15am
Marching band performance
Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Flower Show 2010 is open from 9am to 9pm until Sunday (March 28).
Admission tickets are available at the entrance to the showground at Victoria Park.
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.
For enquiries, please call 2601 8260, fax 2691 7264 or visit the LCSD website www.lcsd.gov.hk.
Ends/Saturday, March 27, 2010
The Hong Kong Flower Show at Victoria Park will close at 9pm tomorrow (March 28) and members of the public should not miss the last chance to see tens of thousands of flowers at the showground.
To promote Hong Kong's participation in Expo 2010 Shanghai China, there is a nine-metre by three-metre flower wall featuring the mascot Haibao made up of Pansies.
Champion winners of the Hong Kong Flower Show student drawing competition are (from left) Cheung Wan-hei (Junior Section in Secondary School), Tang Kin-yu (Senior Section in Primary School), Mok So-fan (Senior Section in Secondary School ), and Cho Chi-ching (Junior Section in Primary School).