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Rush for Hong Kong Flower Show

The annual Hong Kong Flower Show will be open for just one more day. Members of the public should not miss the last chance of seeing tens of thousands of exotic flowers at the flower show at Victoria Park.

At today's (March 19) prize presentation ceremony of the Hong Kong Flower Show 2005 -- Nanyang Commercial Bank Student Drawing Competition, Cheung Ching-man from Po Leung Kuk Mrs Ma Kam Ming Cheung Fook Sien College, and Pang Ka-hei from Bishop Walsh School (P.M.) were the overall winners for the Secondary School Section and Primary School Section respectively.

This year, the drawing competition attracted 2,000 students from 202 schools. The winning entries are now on display at the flower show.

The flower show is a spectacular sight - 330,000 flowers, including 18,000 pots of the theme flower, the rhododendron.

The mosaiculture exhibits and landscape displays are popular attractions. Eye-catching spots are the display presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Ocean Park Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Institute of Horticulture (Hong Kong).

Beautiful exhibits displayed by organisations from the Mainland have also been popular with visitors. These organisations include the Bureau of City Engineering and Gardening of Guangzhou Municipality, Guangzhou Agricultural Bureau, Landscape Architecture of Jiangmen, Hangzhou Garden and Cultural Relic Bureau.

A wide variety of fringe activities will also be organised tomorrow. These include performances, floral art demonstrations, workshops and fun games.

Admission for adults is $14 and children, students, senior citizens and people with a disability pay half price.

Admission tickets will be sold at the showground at Victoria Park during the show period.

For enquiries, call 2723 6232, or visit the LCSD website http://www.lcsd.gov.hk .

Ends/Saturday, March 19, 2005
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