The Hong Kong Flower Show 2011 at Victoria Park will close at 9pm tomorrow (March 20) and members of the public who wish to see the tens of thousands of beautiful flowers at the annual flower show should not miss the last chance.
More than 350,000 flowering plants, among which are over 50,000 pots of theme flower Primula of some 50 cultivars are on display. Over 200 organisations from 21 countries take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays.
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".
A series of fringe activities are arranged to complement the flower show, including music and cultural performances, floral art, tree and horticultural demonstrations and practice, and fun games. Among them was a student drawing competition held last week and its prize presentation ceremony was held today (March 19).
The competition was conducted in four categories. Winning entries of champion, first and second 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 -
Tai Lo-chi from Ho Shun Primary School;
Senior Section in Primary School -
Lam Ka-yin from S.K.H Lui Ming Choi Memorial Primary School;
Junior Section in Secondary School -
Chan Wing-yiu from Hong Kong Taoist Association Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School;
Senior Section in Secondary School -
Mok So-fan from Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School.
Tree-climbing demonstration session introducing various climbing methods and tree-pruning techniques will be held tomorrow, from 2.30pm to 4pm.
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.
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.
Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Flower Show 2011 is open from 9am to 9pm until March 20.
Admission tickets are available at the entrance to the showground at Victoria Park. Admission 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 website www.lcsd.gov.hk.
Ends/Saturday, March 19, 2011
Greeting visitors is a floral display of musical instrument, echoing to the theme of "Symphony of Spring Flowers".
Greeting visitors is a floral display of jumbo musical notes, echoing to the theme of "Symphony of Spring Flowers".
The mosaiculture display "Animals in Concert" features a group of lively animals singing, dancing and playing instruments.
Champion winner of the Hong Kong Flower Show student drawing competition (Junior Section in Primary School): Tai Lo-chi and her winning entry.
Champion winner of the Hong Kong Flower Show student drawing competition (Senior Section in Primary School): Lam Ka-yin and her winning entry.
Champion winner of the Hong Kong Flower Show student drawing competition (Junior Section in Secondary School): Chan Wing-yiu and her winning entry.
Champion winner of the Hong Kong Flower Show student drawing competition (Senior Section in Secondary School): Mok So-fan and her winning entry.