Fringe activities to complement flower show at Victoria Park
The Hong Kong Flower Show 2012 at Victoria Park will close on Sunday (March 25). 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 demonstrations, horticultural seminars and workshops, and fun games.
The "Happy Wonderland" on the park's lawns has been well received by kids. The fun-filled programmes include a magic show, balloon-twisting, face-painting, African drum playing, an inflatable bouncer, sports games, art-and-craft stalls, a toys world, sketching and games stalls.
Various programmes are being held on the stage, including a cappella, Chinese opera, music and variety performances. There will also be floral art demonstrations by masters from Japan and Hong Kong.
Programmes at the T-shaped platform are equally entertaining, including African drumming, rope skipping and dance performances.
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 30,000 pots of the theme flower hyacinth in some 20 cultivars.
Greeting visitors at the showground entrances at Sugar Street and Hing Fat Street are floral displays of international scenic attractions such as the penguins of Antarctica and the Great Wall of China, echoing the theme of "Floral Delights".
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is also presenting a spectacular exhibit made up of over 16,000 pots of flowers in the display "Colourful World". To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, there is a colourful floral wall depicting a junk. A spectacular sea of flowers made up of more than 15,000 tulips is also a popular spot for photo-taking.
Other main attractions include a mosaiculture display entitled "Tropical Delights", with tropical fruits from around the world decorated with the local costumes of their main country of production; a fun display on the park's main lawn featuring flowering plants and agricultural produce in the shape of a 4-metre-high windmill; and a wish-making corner in the shape of a Hakka "tulou".
Displays from the Mainland are equally spectacular, including "Vitality Abounds in Spring" by Beijing Municipal Administration Center of Parks and "The Way to Go, in the Year of the Dragon" by Shenzhen Urban Management Bureau.
Special plant exhibits include Aquilaria sinensis (also known by its common name "incense tree") and Synsepalum dulcificum (commonly referred to as "miracle fruit").
The Hong Kong Flower Show 2012, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), runs until Sunday (March 25) from 9am to 9pm.
Admission tickets are available at the entrance to the Victoria Park showground throughout the show period. Octopus cards can be used to pay for admission. Admission tickets will also be sold from now until March 25 at the LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices and leisure venues with Leisure Link services.
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
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/Friday, March 23, 2012
The Hong Kong Flower Show 2012 offers a rich diversity of fringe activities for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages including music and cultural performances, floral art demonstrations, fun games, and horticultural seminars and workshops.
Floral displays of international scenic attractions at the showground entrances at Sugar Street and Hing Fat Street are popular spots for photo-taking.