3rd January 2023 – (Hong Kong) Members of the public will have a chance to take a closer look at different species of bulb plants at a thematic exhibition to be held from 9th January (Monday) at the Forsgate Conservatory in Hong Kong Park under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Bulb plants are plants with a swollen/enlarged stem or root in the shape of a lump or a ball which functions as a special nutrient storage organ. A rich variety of about 700 pots of bulb plants will be showcased at the upcoming thematic exhibition, including Lilium, Tulipa, Narcissus, Crocus sativus, Hyacinthus and Iris.
Lilium is widely popular for its large and graceful funnel-shaped flowers, which come in a wide variety of colours and often produce strongly scented stamens.
Tulipa has showy and colourful flowers. Most of them are grown in the Netherlands. Tulip is the national flower of the Netherlands and Türkiye.
Narcissus has white and yellow flowers, with the former being more common. The Chinese narcissus blooms during the Chinese New Year and symbolises good fortune for the year ahead, making it a popular Chinese New Year flower.
Crocus sativus, also known as saffron crocus, has bright goblet-shaped flowers with vivid crimson stigmas that are commonly used as spice.
Hyacinthus, which has more than 130 garden varieties, is popular for the rich colours of its flowers and its sweet scent.
Iris takes its name from the Greek word for “rainbow” for its wide variety of colours.
In addition to the presentation of over 40 species of bulb plants, display boards will also be set up to introduce their characteristics, planting notes and propagation methods. Park visitors are invited to visit the exhibition, which will be open to the public free of charge from 9am to 5pm daily from January 9 to February 19 at the Forsgate Conservatory of Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central.