Let 40,000 hibiscus bloom

Local | 15 Mar 2019 3:16 pm

About 40,000 Chinese hibiscus blooms went on display today at the annual Hong Kong Flower Show at Victoria Park. In total, there are 420,000 flowers at the venue.

A colorful tapestry of flowers flows from the Hing Fat Street entrance, from which visitors can pass a rainbow tunnel, a teddy bear, and hot air balloons to enter a world blooms. Thereafter, there are antelopes and zebras galloping across a carpet of flowers, and a brilliant sea of bright Chinese hibiscus.

The entrance at Sugar Street is equally attractive with the design of the parterre combining elements of rail tracks and station platforms. An old-style train from the showground's center stage goes through a mountain and a tunnel amid undulating rainbow bands made of blossoms.

Officiating at the opening today were the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam; the Acting Secretary for Home Affairs, Jack Chan; the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Michelle Li; the Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Dr Anthony Chow; and Miss Hong Kong 2018 Hera Chan.

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