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Hong Kong blooms in joy as annual flower show returns after three-year hiatus

As the city welcomes spring, swarms of people flocked to Victoria Park to celebrate the return of the annual Hong Kong Flower Show in Causeway Bay. The event has been cancelled since 2020 due to the safety concerns over the virus.

This year’s theme was “Bliss on Bloom”, featuring 40,000 hydrangeas as the theme flower, along with some 400,000 flowers, according to the LCSD.

Accompanying the flowers were attractions built by several government departments and the 18 district councils, along with other organisations, including the Philippine Consulate-General and the Guangzhou local government.

The returning Hong Kong Flower Show garnered hundreds of people, including families, schools and tour groups.

The 2023 Hong Kong Flower Show started on Mar. 10 and ended on Mar. 19.

The long absence of a crowded scene marks the comeback of the Hong Kong Flower Show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in late December 2019.
A French hydrangea, originating from Japan, was one of 40,000 hydrangeas on show.


Red-and-yellow tulips are one of several tulip variations from a large amount of tulips that made up the popular “Sea of Tulips.”
The “Sea of Tulips” is a large square-shaped plot riddled with tulips of diverse colours and compositions was a sought-after attraction for photo-taking.
Three flower whales from the “Midsummer Jubilation” exhibit, created by local students and funded by the Jockey Club Charities Fund, consisted of mosaiculture creations depicting sea creatures.
“Rivers in the City” by the Drainage Services Department aims to promote biodiversity and connect rivers with people while driving a water-friendly culture.
Submitted by the Yau Tsim Mong District Council, “Happiness in Blue” gets its inspiration from buildings on the North African coasts.
Inspired by the Japanese Thanksgiving Day, “Japanese Cherry Blossom” by the Tuen Mun District Council takes visitors on a trip to Japan with colourful lanterns and the unique architecture.
The Philippine Consulate-General submitted a display depicting the Pahiyas Festival, a festival celebrating harvest in the town of Lucban in the Quezon province.
The Bureau of Forestry and Landscaping of the Guangzhou municipality drew inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” with coloured grass forming the entirety of the centrepiece.
Students from the Zion Lutheran Kindergarten pose with their parents in front of a horticultural facade.
Families get the chance to take photos together during the Flower Show.
A mother asks her daughter to strike a pose with two flower dolphins from the “Midsummer Jubilation” display.
The tulip sea was a hotspot for photo-taking opportunities as lines of people pointed and shot their cameras towards the sea of flowers.
Local mural artist Noble Wong Chi-ho visited the Show on Mar. 16 said that he didn’t expect a lot of people on a weekday, but was happy to see people having a great time.
“I hope there will be more similar public events in Hong Kong. The city needs events like this to overcome the sadness of the past years because of Covid," said Wong as he was painting an artwork commemorating the Show’s return.

《The Young Reporter》

The Young Reporter (TYR) started as a newspaper in 1969. Today, it is published across multiple media platforms and updated constantly to bring the latest news and analyses to its readers.


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