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Free exhibition to promote greening at home

A small green corner at home or workplace can comfort tired eyes while the pleasant scent of some plants can uplift our spirits.

To enhance public interest in horticulture and to generate an awareness of greening, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will organise a horticulture education exhibition to promote greening at home this Saturday and Sunday (September 16 and 17) from 10am to 4pm at the Arcade of Kowloon Park. Admission is free.

Through the descriptions on the display panels, members of the public can learn about the common house plants, including flowering plants, leafy plants, water-culture plants and easy-care plants suitable for busy city-dwellers. The exhibition will also introduce bottle gardens, water culture, miniature gardens and hanging baskets, which are popular methods of home decoration.

Fringe activities including a crossword puzzle and a demonstration of how to make recycled paper will be held at the Kowloon Park Arcade. Children can also share the fun of pot planting under the guidance of horticulture instructors and staff of the department.

A talk entitled "Introduction and Maintenance of House Plants" will be given at the Secondary Hall of the Kowloon Park Sports Centre, and workshops on water culture and miniature gardens will be held at the Green Education and Resource Centre.

The programme schedule is as follows:

Kowloon Park Arcade

Exhibition 10am-4pm
Crossword puzzle 10.30am-noon; 2pm-3.30pm
Pot planting activities 10.30am-12.30pm; 2pm-3.30pm
Demonstration on
recycled paper making 11am-3pm

Secondary Hall of Kowloon Park Sports Centre

Talk 10am-11.30am

Green Education and Resource Centre

Workshop of water culture:
September 16, 10am-noon
Workshop of miniature garden:
September 17, 2.30pm-4.30pm

The talk and workshops will be conducted in Cantonese. Admission tickets are required for the two workshops.

For enquiries, please call 2723 6891 or 2723 6767.

Ends/Thursday, September 14, 2006
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