The Online Hong Kong Flower Show 2021 (Online Flower Show), presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, have been held from 10am March 19 to April 19 on the dedicated website (www.hkflowershow.hk), showcasing 20 garden plots of exquisite floral designs. The public could enjoy this new experience comfortably at home via the Online Flower Show website.
Returning with the overall theme "City of Flowers, City of Love", along with the rhododendron as theme flower, the Online Flower Show featured an entertaining 3D virtual tour that guides members of the public on a 360-degree virtual journey of 20 Oriental-style and Western-style garden plots with thematic floral displays at designated parks in Hong Kong. The garden plots across 18 districts are of distinctive designs ranging from simple and elegant arrangements of Chinese pavilions, tranquil Japanese gardens and beautiful Thai decorations, to the colourful and delightful displays of Western-style gardens.
The theme flower display at Kowloon Park covers a variety of rhododendrons, together with an attractive and spectacular mosaiculture display comprising seven pieces of rhododendrons, each over 1.5 metres in height. The wonderful mosaic is made up of more than 7 000 mokara and dendrobium. The Tulip Display at the Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section) with 15 000 colourful flowers is popular among the public for photo-taking alongside the waterfront. The public could check out taking photos with these two thematic displays via the "LCSD Plusss" Instagram filter for selfies to enjoy a virtual on-site experience.
Other fun and fascinating content making up the Online Flower Show includes an interesting animation that introduces the legend of the rhododendron; rhododendron blossoms in the city; demonstrations on flower planting, flower appreciation and flower photography tips; and the showcase of previous flower shows and theme flowers. There are interactive games involving horticultural knowledge, and WhatsApp stickers for downloading and sharing the fun with family and friends. The public might also participate in an online voting activity through which the public could vote for their favourite Oriental Style Garden Plot and Western Style Garden Plot from the 18 districts for a chance to win prizes.
Moreover, during the Online Flower Show, the Hong Kong Science Museum (ScM) presented a special exhibition "Exploring Flowers with Five Senses". Visitors could explore the wonderful world of flowers with interactive exhibits and their senses to look at the mysteries of the flower world. They could also touch plants with different textures, listen to their rhythm, learn the history of edible flower recipes and enjoy the artistry and perfumery of floral scents. In addition, displays of books on flowers and plants, and children's stories inspired by flowers and springtime had been specially set up in Hong Kong Central Library and City Hall Public Library. Readers could also discover more about flowers and plants through reading online from the website of Hong Kong Public Libraries.
|Online Flower Show Period:
|From 10:00 am on March 19 to April 19, 2021
|City of Flowers, City of Love