The winners of the Hong Kong Flower Show 2012 Plant Exhibit Competition were announced today (March 17).
At the prize presentation ceremony today, two Overall Best of the 2012 Hong Kong Flower Show Cups were presented to the winners. Ms Ip Lai-fan won the Open Competition Section with her paphiopedilum, while students from Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Li Ka Shing College won the School Section with three pots of ferns.
The winner of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) Western Style Garden Plot Competition was Central and Western District while the winner of the LCSD Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition was Tsuen Wan District.
The plant exhibit competition attracted more than 2 300 entries and was one of the most popular activities of the Hong Kong Flower Show. The overall standard of entries in the various categories of the competition was outstanding.
Organised by the LCSD, the flower show is being held at Victoria Park from now until March 25 from 9am to 9pm.
The show's theme flower is the hyacinth and its theme is "Floral Delights". More than 350 000 flowering plants, among which are over 30 000 pots of hyacinths of some 20 cultivars, are on display.
The event has attracted over 200 organisations from 21 countries to take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays, transforming Victoria Park into a colourful wonderland.
A rich diversity of educational and recreational fringe activities has also been organised for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages, including music and cultural performances, floral art and cooking demonstrations, plant maintenance workshops, green stalls, guided visits, recreational programmes and fun games.
Admission tickets to the Hong Kong Flower Show 2012 are available from now until March 25 at the LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices and leisure venues with Leisure Link services. Tickets will also be sold at the entrance to the Victoria Park showground throughout the show period. Octopus cards can be used to pay for admission.
Admission fees for the flower show are as follows:
* Normal rate: $14
* Children, students and senior citizens aged 60 or above: $7
* Persons with disabilities and minders (each person can enjoy the concessionary rate with one minder only): $7
Concessionary rates from Monday to Friday:
* Free admission for senior citizens aged 60 or above.
* Free admission for persons with disabilities and minders (each person can enjoy the concessionary rate with one minder only).
* Adults in a group of 30 persons or above will be admitted at half rate.
For enquiries, please call 2601 8260, fax 2691 7264 or visit the LCSD webpage at www.lcsd.gov.hk/green/hkfs/2012/en/index.php .
Ends/Saturday, March 17, 2012
Overall Best of the 2012 Hong Kong Flower Show Cup (Open Competition Section).
The Best Exhibit of the 2012 Hong Kong Flower Show Cup (School Section).
The winner of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) Western Style Garden Plot Competition was Central and Western District.
The winner of the LCSD Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition was Tsuen Wan District.