Let 40,000 hibiscus bloom

Friday, March 15, 2019

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.