Hong Kong Flower Show 2024 to start at Victoria Park tomorrow

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14th March 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Flower Show 2024 will transform Victoria Park into a floral wonderland starting tomorrow, 15th March, and running until 24th March. With daily hours from 9am to 9pm, this year’s show is set to captivate visitors with angelonia as the theme flower and the overarching theme of “Floral Joy Around Town.”

Angelonia, also known as the “angel flower,” boasts delicate blooms and a refreshing fragrance. Its bountiful flower buds create a lush and vibrant display when in full bloom. The name “angelonia” translates to “fragrant colourful sparrow” in Chinese, perfectly capturing the image of these blossoms gracefully swaying in the breeze, resembling joyful birds in flight. The theme flower wall, a centerpiece of the show, showcases four giant angelonia models adorned with a variety of orchids in different hues. Against the backdrop of a multi-coloured tulip sea, this display presents a truly magnificent sight. Visitors will also encounter Angelonia in the enchanting parterre titled “Angels in a Floral Sea,” which is expected to be a popular spot for photos.

Several landscape displays at this year’s flower show draw inspiration from beloved fairy tales. These include “The Journey to the West,” “Arabian Myths,” “The Candy House,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Stretching along the showground’s central axis, these meticulously crafted displays evoke a whimsical and dreamlike ambience. Notably, “The Wizard of Oz” features the iconic Rainbow Mountain from the story, providing an immersive experience for visitors to embark on the protagonists’ adventure. “The Candy House” is a horticultural spectacle created with the help of over 1,000 schoolchildren. Visitors can marvel at the creatively shaped confections up close and even sit on chairs modelled after coffee cups for delightful photo opportunities.

The central lawn of the flower show unveils a breathtaking sunflower field, spanning 15 meters by 25 meters and adorned with 5,000 vibrant sunflowers, creating a scene teeming with life. Adjacent to the sunflower field is a rose garden, boasting over 4,000 fragrant roses from around 30 different species. With its European-style design, complete with floral walls, a trellis arch with decorative windows and doors, garden lighting, and cozy seating, the rose garden transforms into a romantic backdrop when softly illuminated at night.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, a thematic floral wall adorned with carnations will grace the entrance at Hing Fat Street. A total of 229 organizations, including 81 exhibitors from 12 countries such as mainland China, Indonesia, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Poland, Malaysia, and the United States, will participate in this year’s show.

A highlight of the event is the all-new light show called “Journey of Floral Shadows.” Running for approximately five minutes, the show will project three-dimensional light sculptures onto the angelonia theme flower wall and the tulip sea, offering visitors a fresh perspective on the exhibits beneath the starry sky. The light show will take place at 7:30 pm, 8 pm, and 8:30 pm every night.

As part of its commitment to eco-friendliness and waste reduction, the Flower Show encourages participants, contractors, volunteers, and visitors to adhere to the 3R principles: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and green shopping bags. QR codes will be displayed throughout the showground, allowing visitors to access location maps and information on theme flowers and landscape displays, promoting waste reduction efforts.

Beyond angelonia and other blooming plants, the event will showcase a vast array of potted plants, floral arrangements, and landscape displays from local, mainland, and overseas organisations. Commercial stalls will be set up, offering snacks, beverages, flowers, and horticultural products. Visitors of all ages can also partake in educational and recreational fringe activities, including floral arrangement demonstrations, gardening lectures, and music and cultural performances.