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Fringe activities to complement the flower show at Victoria Park
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     The Hong Kong Flower Show 2011 at Victoria Park will close on Sunday (March 20). Featuring beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays, the flower show also offers a rich diversity of fringe activities for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages, including music and cultural performances, floral art, tree and horticultural demonstrations and practice, and fun games.

     The "Happy Wonderland" and "Family Fun Games" on the park's lawns are well received by kids. The fun-filled programmes include African drum workshops, magic show, balloon-twisting workshop, face-painting, sketching, inflatable castle, sports games play-in, art-and-craft stalls, mascots parade and games stalls.

     Various programmes will be held on the stage, including A Cappella and other musical performances, Chinese opera and variety performance. There will also be floral art demonstrations by masters from Japan and Hong Kong.

     Programmes at the T-shape platform are equally entertaining, including rope skipping, African drumming, Indonesian variety performance and Scottish pipes and drums.

     Tree-climbing demonstration sessions, introducing various climbing methods and tree-pruning techniques, will be held on March 19 and 20 respectively, from 2.30pm to 4pm.

     The flower show has attracted over 200 organisations from 21 countries to take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays. More than 350,000 flowering plants are on display, among which are over 50,000 pots of theme flower Primula of some 50 cultivars.

     Greeting visitors at the showground entrances at Sugar Street and Hing Fat Street are floral displays of musical instruments decorated with jumbo musical notes, echoing to the theme of "Symphony of Spring Flowers".

     One of the highlights is the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's jumbo floral exhibit, made up of about 30,000 stems of Primula of over 30 species in the display "Symphony of Spring Flowers". This beautiful tapestry-like presentation invites visitors to immerse themselves in the resplendent colours and enjoy the wonderful spring scene.

     Other main attractions of the show are: a spectacular sea of flowers made up of more than 15,000 tulips; a mosaiculture display, "Animals in Concert", with a group of lively animals singing, dancing and playing instruments; a fun display on the park's lawn featuring carrots and other produce in the shape of a musical instrument and rabbits; an 8-metre by 3-metre floral wall made up of colourful flowers promoting the 3rd Hong Kong Games and interactive fun photo booths for photo-taking.

     Special plant exhibits include:

* Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata): Unique to China, the Dove Tree in its natural habitat is a Class I protected species under the State Forestry Administration of China. Having survived the ice age, this tree species is known as a "living fossil plant".

* Tigridiopalma magnifica: Native to Guangdong, China, the plant has big leaves, vibrant flowers and tiger-striped leaves. The plant in its natural habitat is a Class I protected species under the State Forestry Administration of China.

* Dancing Grass (Codariocalyx motorius): The plant gains its name from the wriggling movements of its small leaves. The movements are mainly triggered by sound waves under light.

     The Hong Kong Flower Show 2011, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, runs until Sunday (March 20) from 9am to 9pm.

     Admission tickets are available at the entrance to the showground at Victoria Park throughout the show period. The admission fee for adults is $14. Children, students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, persons with disabilities and minders (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's website www.lcsd.gov.hk.

Ends/Friday, March 18, 2011
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Tree-climbing demonstration sessions will be held on March 19 and 20 respectively, from 2.30pm to 4pm.  

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The tree-climbing demonstration sessions also introduce pruning and tree-surgery techniques.

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The tree-climbing demonstration sessions also introduce pruning and tree-surgery techniques.

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There are floral art demonstrations by masters from Japan and Hong Kong.

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Fun-filled programmes on Victoria Park's lawns include African drumming, balloon-twisting workshops and a magic show.  
 

 

 

 
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