Hong Kong Flower Show opens (with photos)
Officiating at the opening ceremony were the President of the Legislative Council, Mr Andrew Leung; the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung; the Executive Director, Charities and Community of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Dr Gabriel Leung; the champion of Miss Hong Kong 2022, Denice Lam, and the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Vincent Liu.
With the theme "Bliss in Bloom", the showground axis is composed of spectacular displays themed on spring, summer, autumn and winter. The display near the entrance of Hing Fat Street is filled with the spring ambience. With vibrant hydrangeas adding colours to the city with freshness and butterflies and bees dancing and singing in the plots, visitors can feel the joy at every corner of the show. The summer-themed parterre is set against the backdrop of a blue sky, green ocean and tranquil beach, where adorable seahorses, whales, octopuses, turtles and more are enjoying the fun. The autumn garden is decorated with exquisite flowers and mature pumpkins, creating a fairy-tale scenery. Near the entrance of Sugar Street, visitors can walk through the hydrangea tunnel to enter the Christmas town and feel the warmth and bliss of winter.
The Jockey Club Student Drawing Competition held today has attracted about 1 600 participants who concentrated on drawing pictures of the flower show in their eyes. A lot of visitors were busy taking photos of the spectacular exhibits including horticultural displays, colourful three-dimensional hydrangea flower wall and flower garden, seas of tulips and foxglove displays.
The flower show will hold an awarded online voting for "My Most Favourite Garden Plot" in 18 districts. Members of the public will have a chance to win free air tickets by voting for the garden plot they like the most through the Internet.
This year's flower show has enhanced environmental protection measures, and participating organisations, contractors, volunteers and members of the public are encouraged to make concerted efforts to achieve the goal of "Green Flower Show for All". Waste separation bins and recyclables collection points are set at the showground to collect carton boxes, plastic flower pots, glass bottles, wilted flowers, soil and more. To support environmental protection, visitors are encouraged to bring their own bottles and green shopping bags.
Moreover, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will hold a Green Recycling Day after the flower show. While students and volunteers will assist in sorting and collecting recyclables at the showground, flowers and plants suitable for replanting will be distributed to schools, environmental groups, non-governmental organisations and members of the public.
The flower show will run until March 19 from 9am to 9pm daily. For more details of the flower show and its admission fee arrangements, please visit the flower show webpage (www.hkflowershow.hk/en/hkfs/2023/index.html) or call 2601 8260 for enquiries.
The flower show is organised by the LCSD. The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust is supporting the flower show for the 11th consecutive year and has been the major sponsor of the flower show since 2014. As with all its donations, the HKJC's support for the flower show is made possible by its unique integrated business model through which racing and wagering generate tax and charity support for the community, so as to act continuously for the betterment of the society.
Ends/Friday, March 10, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:49
Issued at HKT 14:49