Hong Kong Flower Show
The Hong Kong Government is committed to promoting greening initiatives. There are a lot of gardens and greening events in Hong Kong, and one of the signature events is the Hong Kong Flower Show.
Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in March to promote horticulture and the awareness of greening, the show at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay features a different theme flower each year.
During the show period, a rich diversity of educational and recreational fringe activities will be organised for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages. They include:
- exhibit competition
- photo competition
- student drawing competition
- music and cultural performances
- floral art demonstrations
- horticultural seminar and photography talk
- workshops on greening activities
- green stalls
- guided visits
- recreation programmes; and
- fun games
Recycling Arrangement in Flower Show
Green ambassadors will stay around the hot spots near the food/drink stalls to encourage visitors to properly discard the plastic bottles / aluminium cans into the specially designed recycle bins during the show period. In addition, exhibitors and organisers are encouraged to use recycled material for their display designs wherever possible so as to minimise waste generation and are required to collect reusable materials and plants during and after the flower show.
After the show, reusable flowers and floral displays will be replanted in major parks and suitable amenity areas. To further encourage the re-planting exercise, an initiative “Give the Flowers a New Home! Flower Re-planting Scheme” was launched to distribute the reusable plants to schools, voluntary organisations, environmental groups and non-governmental organisations.
Wilted flowers and plants will be collected and delivered to Environmental Protection Department’s Animal Waste Composting Plant in Ngau Tam Mei for recycling into useful organic compost suitable for landscaping, horticultural and agricultural uses.
Gardens & Greening in Hong Kong
In addition to the Hong Kong Flower Show, the public can appreciate lovely flowers and landscapes in different gardens in Hong Kong.
There are three main large-scale gardens in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong Park: There is a Forsgate Conservatory which consists of the Display Plant House, Dry Plant House and Humid Plant House. Together, they form a small flower exhibition.
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens: There are more than 900 species of plants in the garden. Trees are labelled with names so that visitors can learn about the different types of trees.
Kowloon Park: Outdoor facilities are provided such as Gardens, Tree Walk and Bird Lake. Visitors can enjoy the footpaths with birds’ twitter and fragrance of flowers. The public can also participate in Greening Promotional Activities organised by the Green Education and Resource Centre to understand more about greening. The activities include guided visits, workshops and exhibitions.
If you want to know the types of flowers blooming in different seasons and months, you may refer to the webpage “Flower in Bloom”, where plants’ names, images and locations are shown in detail.