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Free exhibition featuring aquatic plants

More than 1,000 pots of aquatic plants of some 100 species, including Lotus, Water Lily, Giant Water Lily, Trapa, Water Snowflake, are now on display at the Conservatory and the Artificial Lake of Hong Kong Park. Admission is free.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Institute of Horticulture (Hong Kong), the 16-day Aquatic Plant Show runs until July 8.

The show offers a rare opportunity for people to appreciate the beauty and ecology of a wide range of aquatic plants at one location, and to enhance their knowledge of aquatic plants. It also helps promote horticulture and green consciousness.

Aquatic plants refer broadly to plants whose growth habits and their living environments are different from that of terrestrial plants and aerial plants. They usually have fresh green petiolated leaves. Most of them are slender herbaceous but some of them do produce beautiful blooms in summer.

Apart from their ornamental and ecological merits, aquatic plants also have significant economic, dietetic and medicinal values.

To enhance public knowledge on aquatic plants, display panels and leaflets on their habits and characteristics, classification, functions and values are available at the show.

To add fun to the show, talks on aquatic plants and greening workshops will also be held in the afternoon on Saturdays, Sundays and public holiday.

The Aquatic Plant Show 2007 runs until July 8. Opening hours are:

The Conservatory of Hong Kong Park: 9am–6pm
The Artificial Lake of Hong Kong Park: 6am-11pm

For enquiries, please call 2521 5068 or visit the department's website .

Ends/Friday, June 29, 2007
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