Sham Shui Po District's "Natural Landscape Garden" and Kwun Tong District's "Confetti Garden" outshone their competitors, winning the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)'s Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition and Western Style Garden Plot Competition respectively at the 2013 Hong Kong Flower Show.
The Oriental-style "Natural Landscape Garden" designed by Sham Shui Po District was inspired by the concept of the union of man and nature. With quaint architecture such as rock mounds and water features blending seamlessly with dense greenery, the garden creates a lovely landscape with a relaxing ambiance. The flowing water in the courtyard enlivens the mood and together with the garden's meandering path enables visitors to relax and escape the stresses of everyday life.
The design of the Western-style garden "Confetti Garden" by Kwun Tong District was based on the kaleidoscope, a popular toy. The different elements of a kaleidoscope are featured in the design of the garden. On the viewing platform stands a three-dimensional loop cylinder, while the prism mirror becomes several triangular columns of water spouting from the pond. The kaleidoscope's colourful confetti effect is represented by the flowers and coloured balls scattered around the garden. With a rich mixture of plants, the garden becomes a pretty and fun place for children.
Designed by staff of the LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices, all entries in the Garden Plot Competition are now exhibiting at the Flower Show.
Featuring more than 350 000 flowers, and with the dendrobium as the theme flower and "Kaleidoscope of Spring" as the main theme, the 2013 Hong Kong Flower Show runs until March 24 at the Victoria Park.
The flower show also features special plant exhibits including Dendrobium officinale and Dendrobium huoshanense which have medicinal value.
The LCSD is also presenting the spectacular exhibit, "A Kaleidoscope of Spring in the Vibrant City". The design is a gigantic flower in bright and beautiful colours, symbolising Hong Kong as a gleaming Pearl of the Orient. The main body, which includes the calyx, the corolla, the stamen and the pistil of the gigantic flower design, is made up of 50 000 flowering plants. The corolla uses mirrors strategically placed to reflect the calyx section, creating a kaleidoscopic effect overall. The centre of the flower design comprises two revolving parts moving in opposite directions, with the stamen and pistil forming one, and the corolla forming the other.
Other main attractions include a multi-tiered display titled "Floral Celebration", featuring tulips and a variety of colourful flowers; a mosaiculture display titled "Nature's Kaleidoscopic Beauty", showcasing an insect world in spring with flowers in bloom; the Brand Hong Kong and the 4th Hong Kong Games floral walls made up of colourful plants; a fun display of lovely farmers together with their agricultural produce; a wish-making corner with a vibrant floral display; and interactive photo-taking booths.
The displays from the Mainland are equally spectacular, including the Beijing Municipal Administration Center of Parks' "Dancing in Spring"; "A Quality Life - Slow Living in an Urban Environment" by the Administration Department of Landscaping and City Appearance of Minhang District, Shanghai; Hangzhou Children Park's "The Dreamy World of West Lake"; and displays by the Administration of Forestry and Gardening of Guangzhou Municipality and the Qingdao Municipal Bureau of Parks.
A rich diversity of educational and recreational fringe activities has also been organised for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages.
Admission tickets are being sold at the entrance to the Victoria Park showground throughout the show period. Octopus cards can be used to pay for admission. Admission tickets are also available at the LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices and leisure venues with Leisure Link services, except for water sports centres.
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/Thursday, March 21, 2013
Issued at HKT 13:01
Designed by staff of the Kwun Tong District Leisure Services Office, "Confetti Garden" won the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)'s Western Style Garden Plot Competition at the 2013 Hong Kong Flower Show.
Designed by staff of the Sham Shui Po District Leisure Services Office, "Natural Landscape Garden" won the LCSD's Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition at the 2013 Hong Kong Flower Show.
Kwun Tong District's "Confetti Garden" won the LCSD's Western Style Garden Plot Competition at the 2013 Hong Kong Flower Show. The design was based on the kaleidoscope, a popular toy.
Sham Shui Po District's "Natural Landscape Garden" won the LCSD's Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition at the 2013 Hong Kong Flower Show. The design was inspired by the concept of the union of man and nature.