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2013
March
Thousands of dendrobiums to add colour to Victoria Park from March 15
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     More than 350,000 flowering plants at the Hong Kong Flower Show will transform Victoria Park into a colourful floral wonderland from March 15.

     The annual Hong Kong Flower Show, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held in Victoria Park for 10 days from March 15 to 24, and from 9am to 9pm daily. This year's flower show features the dendrobium as its theme flower and "Kaleidoscope of Spring" as its theme.

     The event has attracted over 200 organisations from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas to take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays. There will also be commercial stalls selling flowers, horticultural products, fast food and other items.

     About 10,000 dendrobiums of some 10 cultivars will be on display at the showground.

     The dendrobium, a herbaceous perennial of the genus Dendrobium in the family Orchidaceae, is found throughout Asia, Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, from tropical forests to the Himalayan highlands. It comes in a great many species. There are approximately 1,200 species of dendrobium worldwide.

     The dendrobium is noted for its attractive flower with colours ranging from yellow, white, orange, yellow-green and pink to purple-red. Unique in form, the flowers are zygomorphic with three sepals at the outer layer, three petals at the second layer and one column in the centre.

     In horticulture, the plant is generally divided into two groups, namely spring-flowering and autumn-flowering, according to growth habits and flowering seasons. Some species have fragrance. They can be used as cut flowers or grown as potted or hanging plants in the house. Certain species even have medicinal value.

     A rich diversity of educational and recreational fringe activities will also be organised for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages. They include music and cultural performances, floral art demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, plant maintenance workshops, green stalls, guided visits, recreation programmes and fun games.

     Admission tickets for the Hong Kong Flower Show 2013 are available now until March 24 at the LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices and leisure venues with Leisure Link services, except for water sports centres. Tickets will also be sold at the entrance to the Victoria Park showground throughout the show period. Octopus cards can also 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 their 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 their 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 www.lcsd.gov.hk/green/hkfs/2013/en/index.php .

Ends/Monday, March 11, 2013
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About 10,000 dendrobiums of some 10 cultivars will be on display at the showground.

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The dendrobium is noted for its attractive flower with colours ranging from yellow, white, orange, yellow-green and pink to purple-red.

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Unique in form, the flowers of dendrobiums are zygomorphic with three sepals at the outer layer, three petals at the second layer and one column in the centre.

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The dendrobium is noted for its attractive flower with colours ranging from yellow, white, orange, yellow-green and pink to purple-red.

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Some species of dendrobium have fragrance. They can be used as cut flowers or grown as potted or hanging plants in the house. Certain species even have medicinal value.

 

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