Flower show plant exhibit competition invites entries
The Hong Kong Flower Show 2009 will be held from March 13 to 22 at Victoria Park. This year's flower show features "Blossoming Welcome for the EAG" as its theme and Cosmos as its theme flower.
The flower show now invites members of the public to take part in its plant exhibit competition, whose winning entries will be displayed for public enjoyment at the show. Applications are free of charge and the deadline is February 6.
The Hong Kong Flower Show is a major annual event presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) to promote horticulture and the awareness of greening. Each year, it provides an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of local citizens and horticulture lovers from all over the world to appreciate the beauty of flowers and share their experiences in flower cultivation. The last show attracted over 540,000 visitors and more than 200 organisations from 21 countries.
The plant exhibit competition, comprising Open and School categories, is divided into 15 sections and 92 classes. The sections include orchid, Chinese cymbidium, potted plant, cactus and succulent, foliage and carnivorous plant, African violet, bonsai type plant, Western style and Oriental manner floral arrangements, floral art by school children, primary and secondary school potted plant growing/nursing, and school garden plot competition.
Section winners will be awarded trophies. The Hong Kong Flower Show Cups will be awarded to the best exhibits of the Open and School categories. A prize presentation ceremony will be held during the show at Victoria Park.
Completed entry forms should be returned in person or by post to the Secretariat, Show Committee of Hong Kong Flower Show 2009, 11/F Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin; or submitted by fax (2691 7264) on or before February 6.
Entry forms and rules of the competition are available at the following locations and website:
(1) the Secretariat, Show Committee of Hong Kong Flower Show 2009, 11/F Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin;
(2) Green Education and Resource Centre, 1/F Kowloon Park Office, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui;
(3) all District Leisure Services Offices of the LCSD;
(4) all District Offices of the Home Affairs Department; or
(5) downloaded from LCSD's website: www.lcsd.gov.hk.
For enquiries, call 2697 8030, fax 2691 7264 or visit the LCSD website www.lcsd.gov.hk.
Ends/Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Hong Kong Flower Show 2009 will be held from March 13-22 at Victoria Park. The flower show now invites people to take part in its plant exhibit competition. Applications are free and the deadline is February 6.