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January
Flower show plant exhibit competition invites entries
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The Hong Kong Flower Show 2008, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held from March 14-24 in Victoria Park.

The show now invites people to take part in its plant exhibit competition, winning entries of which will be on display for public enjoyment. Applications are free and will be open until February 5.

The Hong Kong Flower Show is a major annual LCSD event to promote horticulture and the awareness of greening. Each year, it provides a good opportunity for hundreds of thousands of local citizens and horticulture lovers from all over the world to appreciate the beauty of flowers and share their experiences in the cultivation of flowers. The last show attracted more than 520,000 visitors and 185 organisations from 20 countries.

The plant exhibit competition, comprising Open and School Categories, is divided into 15 sections and 92 classes. The sections include orchid, Chinese cymbidium, potted plant, cactus and succulent, foliage and carnivorous plant, African violet, bonsai type plant, Western style and Oriental manner floral arrangements, floral art by school children, and primary and secondary school potted plant growing/nursing and school garden plot competition.

Section winners will be awarded trophies. The Hong Kong Flower Show Cups will be awarded to the best exhibits of the Open and School Categories. A prize presentation ceremony will be held during the show at Victoria Park.

Completed entry forms should be returned in person or by post to the Secretariat, Show Committee of Hong Kong Flower Show 2008, 11/F Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin; or submitted by fax (2691 7264) on or before February 5.

Entry forms and rules of the competition are available at the following venues and website:
(1) the Secretariat, Show Committee of Hong Kong Flower Show 2008, 11/F Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin;
(2) Green Education and Resource Centre, 1/F Kowloon Park Office, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui;
(3) all Leisure Services District Offices of the LCSD;
(4) all District Offices of the Home Affairs Department; or
(5) downloaded from LCSD website http://www.lcsd.gov.hk .

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

Ends/Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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