The annual spectacular Hong Kong Flower Show 2014 at Victoria Park will close at 9pm tomorrow (March 16). Members of the public who wish to see the tens of thousands of beautiful flowers at the event should not miss the last chance to visit the event.
Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the flower show has attracted more than 200 organisations from 15 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 about 40 000 pots of the theme flower, the kalanchoe. With "Blossoms of Joy" as its main theme, this year's flower show is supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as the major sponsor.
A series of fringe activities have been arranged to complement the flower show including music and cultural performances, floral art demonstrations, green activities workshops and fun games. Among them was the Jockey Club Student Drawing Competition that was held last week and had its prize presentation ceremony today (March 15).
The competition was conducted in four categories. Winning entries by the champion, the first and second runners-up and those highly commended in each category are now on display at the showground. The champions of each category are as follows:
Junior Section in Primary School:
Li Chung-yi from CCC Wanchai Church Kei To Primary School
Senior Section in Primary School:
Kwok Ching-yin from HKFEW Wong Cho Bau School
Junior Section in Secondary School:
Lam Yau-ching from Hong Kong Taoist Association Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School
Senior Section in Secondary School:
Wong Kit-ning from Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
The flower show is open from 9am to 9pm. Admission tickets are being sold at the entrance to the Victoria Park showground throughout the show period. Octopus can be used to pay for admission. Admission tickets are also available at the LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices, and at leisure venues with Leisure Link services, except for water sports centres and holiday camps.
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
For enquiries, please call 2601 8260, fax 2691 7264 or visit the LCSD webpage at www.lcsd.gov.hk/green/hkfs/2014/en/index.php .
Ends/Saturday, March 15, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:11
The champion of the Hong Kong Flower Show 2014 Student Drawing Competition's Junior Section in Primary School, Li Chung-yi, and her winning entry.
The champion of the Senior Section in Primary School, Kwok Ching-yin, and his winning entry.
The champion of the Junior Section in Secondary School, Lam Yau-ching, and her winning entry.
The champion of the Senior Section in Secondary School, Wong Kit-ning, and her winning entry.