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March
Joint efforts of 500 students for the spectacular display in the coming Flower Show
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Over 500 students from 17 schools joined the mosaiculture display today (March 3) at the Victoria Park, displaying co-operation and concerted efforts to beautify the Park with lovely insects.

The spectacular display will be exhibited in the coming Hong Kong Flower Show to be held from March 16 to 25, 2007.

The mosaiculture display entitled "Joyful World" features 12 delightful sculptures of bee, butterfly, snail, beetle, grasshopper, dragonfly, mantis, caterpillar, rainbow, tree, etc. They are created from some 50,000 colourful plants of various species, including Kalanchoe, Impatiens, Marigold, Golden Dewdrop, Cigar Flower, Marguerite, Petunia, Pansy, Dusty Miller, Red Border Weeds and Yellow-calico-plant. Some of the plant sculptures are also designed with movable parts, adding motion to the spectacular display.

The annual Hong Kong Flower Show, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held from March 16 to 25 from 9am to 9pm, with the Geranium as the show's theme flower.

The event has attracted more than 180 organisations from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas, showcasing more than 350,000 plants in its landscape and floral art displays.

A series of fringe activities complement the 10-day flower 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 2007 are available now until March 25 at LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices, and venues with Leisure Link services.

Tickets will also be sold at the entrance to the showground at Victoria Park throughout the show period.

Admission for adults is $14. Children aged four to 14, students, senior citizens aged 60 or over and persons with a disability pay half price. Senior citizens and persons 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/Saturday, March 3, 2007
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