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Floral Joy Around Town: 2024 Hong Kong Flower Show

Hong Kong welcomes the arrival of spring with the annual Hong Kong Flower Show as it returns to Victoria Park for a second straight year after a three-year halt due to Covid-19.

This year’s theme is “Floral Joy Around Town,” with the Angelonia as the event’s chosen flower. Angelonia, also known as the “angel flower” and summer snapdragon, comes in various colours and is noted for its long flowering period, flourishing from Spring to Autumn.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department uses the Angelonia to symbolise Hong Kong’s ability to overcome adversity, adding that Hong Kong can always overcome difficulties and bloom with vigour like the theme flower.

Around 229 organisations are participating in this year’s event, including several government departments and exhibitors from other countries.

The event will be held from Mar. 15 to 24.

Entrance to the 2024 Hong Kong Flower Show's entrance at Gloucester Road.
The Angelonia has a small and tubular shape resembling a bell. The flower’s stems produce lush and bushy flowers when in full bloom.
A honey bee hovers near a yellow Angelonia flower.
Tina Tai (right), the Hong Kong Flower Show Committee chairperson for this year with Leisure and Cultural Services Department Assistant Director Fung Miu-ling in front of a floral wall. “The Committee chose the Angelonia as this year’s theme flower because it is beautiful and has a long flowering period full of energy,” said Tai.
Visitors gather at the “Sea of Tulips” exhibit near the Flower Wall.
Decorative butterflies on top of purple and pink tulips in the “Sea of Tulips.”
5,000 sunflowers carpet this year’s newly-added sunflower field.
A honey bee pollinates a sunflower at the sunflower field.
Sponsored by the Jockey Club Charities Fund and created by over 1,000 students, “The Candy House” is embellished with over 44,000 vegetation and plants, creating a wonderland full of sweets.
Drawing from Grimms' fairy tales, “The Candy House” design is reminiscent of a delightful selection of sweets and desserts hidden deep within a forest.
Submitted by the Sha Tin District Council, “A Fantastic House of Mushrooms” represents the district in the "My Most Favorite Garden Plot" competition. The exhibit showcases “a dreamlike wonderland, left spellbound by the vitality of life amid exuberant joy.”
Adorned with a crown resembling a phoenix, the centrepiece of “Peking Beauty,” by the Beijing Municipal Administration Centre for Parks and the China National Botanical Garden, takes inspiration from Hua Dan, a character in Peking operas.
“Rear portion – Blossom Dreams” from the Drainage Services Department uses daisies to form a flower river.
The Hong Kong chapter of the World Flower Council’s “Get Close to Nature” creation won the grand award for Unique Feature in the show. The display symbolises Hong Kong people under great pressure but staying calm amid the fragrance of flowers to clear their minds of stress and worries.
A wheelchair-bound photographer takes pictures at the Flower Show.
Kate Ng, a 59-year-old ​​​​​​​​​​photographer at the show with her partner. She says there are fairy tale and mythological-themed displays, which were not in previous years. “They are very attractive, reminding me of the fantasy-themed books we used to read as children,” she said.
Local artist Olded Chan, 30, creates an artwork of the Angelonias. “The flowers symbolise the unity of Hongkongers. A single flower may not stand out, but many blooming together make a great difference. In the face of adversity in recent years, Hong Kong people need bright flowers to add colour to our lives,” he said.

《The Young Reporter》

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