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March
Hong Kong Flower Show opens on Friday
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The Hong Kong Flower Show 2006, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will run from Friday (March 3) to March 12 from 9am to 9pm, at Victoria Park, with the theme of "Enchanting Beauty" and theme flower, the Dianthus.

More than 350,000 flowers will transform Victoria Park into a colourful wonderland at the show.

Among the spectacular displays, the Wonderful Sea World is a mosaiculture display made up of more than 70,000 plants of a dozen species, featuring 15 lovely sea animals such as coral reef fish, octopus, seahorse and conch. Each of these sculptures and the undulating waves are formed by plants of different species including the multi-coloured Kalanchoe, Impatiens, Marigold, Begonia, Petunia, Pansy and Dusty Miller, creating a marvellous sea world in a spectrum of beautiful colours. The spectacular display was the joint effort of 500 students from 16 schools.

The flower show will also showcase exotic flowers, landscape and floral art displays by more than 180 organisations from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas.

A series of fringe activities complement the 10-day show for the enjoyment of visitors. They include music and dance performances, floral art demonstrations and fun games.

Admission tickets to the Hong Kong Flower Show 2006 will be sold at the entrance of the showground at Victoria Park throughout the show period. They are also available now until March 12 at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)'s District Leisure Services Offices, and venues with Leisure Link services.

Admission for adults is $14. Children aged four to 14, students, senior citizens aged over 60 and people with a disability pay half price. Senior citizens and people with a disability have free admission on weekdays and adults in a group of 30 or more admitted at the same time will pay half price on weekdays.

For enquiries, please call 2697 8030, fax 2691 7264 or visit the LCSD website at http://www.lcsd.gov.hk


Ends/Wednesday, March 1, 2006
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