Winter Flowering Plants Exhibition to open at Hong Kong Park

     Winter is around the corner, but visitors to Hong Kong Park, which is managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), can still enjoy fragrant flowers, birds singing and a thematic exhibition on winter flowering plants that will be held at its Forsgate Conservatory from next Monday (December 1). Members of the public can take a look at an array of winter flowering plants and learn more about them.

     The Exhibition on Winter Flowering Plants showcases various common species of winter flowering plants, along with display boards on Common Winter Flowering Plants featuring information on eight species including kalanchoe, hyacinth and New Guinea impatiens.

     Through the display boards supplemented with texts and pictures, visitors can learn more about the characteristics, growing environment and blossoming period of various winter flowering plants. For example, in winter kalanchoe undergoes a unique photosynthesis process during which its leaf stomata remain closed in daytime but open at night to facilitate the storage of oxygen. And hyacinths, known for their charming form, can be used in perfumery due to their delightful fragrance.

     In addition there will be photo-taking points at the exhibition venue where visitors can take pictures in a garden full of beautiful blooms and colours. Flower lovers should not miss this opportunity.

     Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition at the Display Plant House of Forsgate Conservatory, Hong Kong Park, Cotton Tree Drive, Central from December 1 to January 31, 2015. The exhibition is open from 9am to 5pm daily including public holidays, and admission is free. For details of the exhibition, please browse the LCSD website ( For enquiries, please call 2521 5059.

Ends/Saturday, November 29, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:01