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Winning gardens on display at Hong Kong Flower Show (with photos)

     Sham Shui Po District's "Nature Delights" and Yuen Long District's "Pure Symmetry" have won the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition and Western Style Garden Plot Competition respectively at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2016.

     The design of the "Nature Delights" garden was inspired by Suzhou gardens, where water complements mountains to bring about the feeling of delight within a beautiful landscape. The garden features a rockery, a pavilion, a covered corridor, pavement, a small pond, a cascade and blooming seasonal flowers. The elements of a guzheng and a Chinese chessboard game add to the tranquillity of this secluded garden.

     "Pure Symmetry" draws on the concept of a traditional English garden. The simple symmetrical layout and the harmonious use of colours give a sense of elegance to the garden. Antirrhinum majus and seasonal flowers are planted in concentric rings, and a granolithic path leads to a white pavilion decorated with floral ornaments. Framed against the surrounding greenery, the pavilion forms the focal point of the garden and exudes a distinct European mood.

     This year the Garden Plot Competitions added a new award, namely the Environmental Cup. The winner of the Environmental Cup of the Oriental Style Garden Plot Competition was Kowloon City District's "The Garden of Tranquil Heart". The garden uses simple materials such as white sand and rocks to create a serene Japanese-style garden. The winner of the Western Style Garden Plot Competition was Eastern District's "Relaxing Garden". The garden combines recreation with landscaping, and features an environmentally friendly floral arbour and a hydroculture vegetable wall.

     Designed by the staff of the LCSD's District Leisure Services Offices, all entries in the Garden Plot Competitions are now on display at the flower show.

     "Blossoms in Vivid Art 2016" is the main theme of this year's Hong Kong Flower Show, featuring more than 350,000 flowers and with Antirrhinum majus, commonly known as snapdragon, as the theme flower. The show runs until March 20 at Victoria Park.

     As one of the events in the second batch of 10 highlight events under the "Appreciate Hong Kong" Campaign, the flower show has a display featuring a wooden set of photo frames complemented with floral decorations. The LCSD is also presenting an attractive exhibit entitled "Beautiful Hong Kong in a Fusion of Flowers and Art".

     Other main attractions include the beautiful "Monet?Garden", a colourful tulip display, a mosaiculture display entitled "Nature as Art", and gorgeous landscape displays by local, Mainland and overseas organisations.

     Admission tickets are being sold at the entrance to the Victoria Park showground throughout the show period. Octopus devices can be used to pay for admission.

     Admission fees for the flower show are as follows:

Normal rate: $14
Concessionary rate: $7
- Children aged 4 to 14 and full-time students
- Senior citizens aged 60 or above
- Persons with disabilities and their minders (each person can enjoy the concessionary rate with one minder only)

     For information on the concessionary rate from Monday to Friday, please visit the LCSD webpage

     For enquiries, please call 2601 8260 or fax 2691 7264.

     The flower show is organised by the LCSD. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is supporting the flower show for the fourth consecutive year, and has been the major sponsor of the flower show since 2014.

Ends/Thursday, March 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:08


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