Major Attractions

 

Hong Kong Flower Show Theme Floral Wall

When Dreams Blossom

The Hong Kong Flower Show returns with the theme “When Dreams Blossom”, featuring Hibiscus rosa-sinensis as the theme flower. Commonly found in Hong Kong, Chinese Hibiscus is just like our dear old friend who is always around and keeps us company in the pursuit of dreams. Coming in diverse colours with its hardy characteristic, the exuberant flower is Hong Kong personified-versatile, highly adaptable and committed to building a bright future. In full bloom, its blossoms paint the landscape in strokes of striking hues, like celebrating our dreams coming to fruition while bringing hopes to our visitors.

Hong Kong Flower Show Theme Floral Wall

A Starry, Musical World
A Starry, Musical World

The centre of the parterre features a circular wishing fountain, from where some wishing stars radiate and light up the surroundings, and topiaries in the form of water columns ejected from the wishing fountain stretch out to wish everyone’s dreams and aspirations come true.  The setting echoes the theme of this year’s Flower Show, “When Dreams Blossom”. Passing through the flower columns jutting out from the wishing fountain, visitors will come to some life-size, cut-out standees in folk costumes.  The visitors can show their face behind the standee figures which are wearing headdresses with ethnic designs and holding hands to symbolise people of different races and colours getting along in harmony.  Folk musical instruments can also be found around the parterre.  It is another wish that people should communicate through music and touch the world with the power of flowers and songs.

Chinese Hibiscus Display

This plot features a sea of bright-coloured Chinese Hibiscus full of vigour and brilliance. Lively bees and butterflies buzz and flutter, bringing to this childlike dream world even more colours and joy. Come and be immersed in this amazing spread of variegated blossoms!

Chinese Hibiscus Display

Floral Carpets
(i) Sugar Street
 

Dream Train

An old-time train carrying the uplifting visions of its passengers slowly makes its way along the railroad track extending around the centre stage.  The train winds round the mountain and goes through the tunnel, symbolising undaunted commitment against hardship and perseverance to move forward.  With the blessings of the Chinese Hibiscus flowers, it reaches the entrance of Sugar Street, where it transforms into a modern and advanced railway system, ready to glide into the future.  The design of the parterre combines elements of rail tracks and station platforms to take visitors through a journey to look back into the past and forward into the future.  They can also admire the changing looks of the parterre by day and by night, when it is lit up to music for an even more dynamic scene.

The MTR Corporation Limited is joining the Hong Kong Flower Show as a sponsor this year to promote horticulture and greening.

Dream Train
(ii)  Hing Fat Street
 

A Fairytale World

After entering the fairytale world through a rainbow tunnel, visitors are warmly greeted by a teddy bear straight out of a child's dream.  Visitors can commemorate their visit by taking a photo with the heart-shaped display and the hot air balloons that look ready for takeoff.

A Fairytale World
 

Jungle Adventure

The adventure team embarks on a jungle expedition and sees antelopes and zebras gallop their way across a splendid carpet of flowers.  From deep within the canopies, a wishing tree showers blessings on everyone.  The Vibrant Express is about to depart towards its destination “When Dreams Blossom”.

Jungle Adventure
Tulip Display – Tulips on The Island of Wishes

On the remote Island of Wishes, little fairies keep constant vigil over the Wishing Ball which appears and vanishes by itself.  During the day, they hide among the sea of tulips, and at night, they come out and flit across the sky.  Humans traverse time and space in their dreams to reach this fantasy island, breaking away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  They would place Chinese hibiscus flowers before the Wishing Ball and make their wishes.  The fairies, after sipping the hibiscus nectar, dance happily on the ball.  Their shadows wake up all the tulips to bloom in full glory.  The scene also awakens in the human hearts the goodness of sincerity, kindness and beauty.

Tulip Display – Tulips on The Island of Wishes
Jockey Club Mosaiculture Display by Students – Our City, Our Games!
Jockey Club Mosaiculture Display by Students – Our City, Our Games! 

With sports meet as its theme to bring in vitality, the mosaiculture display in the Flower Show this year aims to publicise the health benefits of sports and encourage the public to incorporate sports into their daily lives.  It depicts athletes showcasing their spirit and prowess on a colourful sports field as they participate in eight kinds of sports in the 7th Hong Kong Games – athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball, as well as a demonstration event: rugby sevens. 

The mosaiculture is created with tens of thousands of eye-catching flowers and plants.  Visitors can get up close and take photos with the torch in the centre of the field or with the adorable cut-out standees of sports ball figures.  At night, the special effects of illumination and music push the atmosphere to its peak.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has been supporting the Flower Show since 2013.  It became a major sponsor in 2014 and has since been financing the mosaiculture projects by students in a bid to bring the Flower Show to every sector of the community.

Special Plants and Edible Plants Garden
Special Plants and Edible Plants Garden

This garden presents an array of special Chinese Hibiscus cultivars to enhance visitors’ understanding of the characteristics of the theme flower.  These flowers come in single-petal and multi-petal varieties, some of which are over 18 cm in diameter.  Their colours are rich and diverse, ranging from single colour, bi-colours to multi-colours.  As edible plants are gaining popularity, we have arranged a display of some common edible plants such as Jaboticaba, Lemongrass, Loquat, Tamarind, Rosemary and Strawberry for public viewing.

Brand Hong Kong Flower Wall

This beautiful flower wall depicts the BrandHK visual identity. The centrepiece is a stylised “flying dragon” – a mythical and powerful icon that links the city’s historic past with its energetic modernity. The colourful ribbons portray the city’s dynamism, diversity and versatility. LEDs shed light on Hong Kong’s new “Connect and Excel” promotional campaign.

Brand Hong Kong Flower Wall


Other Major Garden Attractions

Architectural Services Department –
The Dream Weaver
Architectural Services Department – The Dream Weaver

Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) has been making every endeavour in weaving the good dreams of Hong Kong throughout the years for a prosperous future, which is similar to dreamcatchers - bringing good dreams to everyone. Through the quality professional services, ArchSD has been enhancing the living environment and creating a cradle for everyone's dream to blossom. The structure assembling with colourful nets and hanging plants that depicts the geometry of dreamcatchers is in juxtaposition with the ingenious planting design below. Strolling underneath the exquisite structure and through the flowers as if people are entering into good dreams and leaving with blessings.

30th Anniversary of the Drainage Services Department - Dreams

The landscape design of the Drainage Services Department (DSD) came from inspirations of Hong Kong's interesting rock formations and natural landforms, reminding visitors of the sewage treatment works to be relocated into caverns. Making use of the natural formations of caverns and rocks and by means of imagery, an outdoor terraced garden and a cavern corridor have been transformed into an exhibition gallery with modernity feel. Our theme - When Dreams Blossom - is accentuated by various elements of the starlit sky, the moon and stargazing. To tie in with the 30th anniversary of DSD, the cavern corridor with a sculpture aura serves as a time tunnel to glimpse the past, review the present and reach into the future.

30th Anniversary of the Drainage Services Department - Dreams
Highways Department - Blooming Journey
Highways Department - Blooming Journey

Through the theme of “Blooming Journey”, the exhibition booth of the Highways Department presents a journey in pursuing dreams. As we walk along the vibrant flower corridor, from the “young sprout” to the “Full blossom” of a dream, we may encounter challenges and obstacles, or support and encouragement-a journey filled with surprises.

Pursuit of dreams requires determination and hard work. Similarly, the implementation of every major transport infrastructure project, from vision and conception to completion, is dependent on the dedication and efforts of many people in overcoming incessant difficulties to create a safe, reliable and convenient transport network for the general public.

We cordially invite you to venture into the “Blooming Journey” in pursuit of your dreams!

Civil Engineering and Development Department -
Development‧Our Dream

The desire to secure a comfortable home and living place is the common aspiration of Hong Kong people.  Striving for engineering excellence for sustainable infrastructure development and building Hong Kong a livable international city echo with our department’s vision and mission.

The design is inspired by our old wisdoms, “land, vegetation and people are inter-dependent, the virtue of land is so embracing, in particular for the betterment of mankind which is people-oriented”.  Our design is originated from the Chinese character “人” (people), and further transformed from “人” to “” and “  ”, symbolically portrays undulating ridgelines in association with the hilly topography, plains and shorelines of Hong Kong.  The virtue of land is here romanticised with blossoms infused planters, which are well articulated in a rustic earthy tone.  Rows of gabions, embedded with planting and infilled with recycled/recyclable materials, signify our department’s commitment to creating a safe, green and sustainable environment.

To accentuate the theme of Flower Show 2019 “When Dreams Blossom”, a Brobdingnagian Hibiscus feature is strategically placed to draw in visitors and for photogenic purpose.  Playful installation of stylised Hibiscus speakers offers interactive activities.  Flowers of different colour including vivid Hibiscus species and blue palette plants would be used to create a balanced colour mix as well as a pleasing visual impact.  When strolling through or viewing into our display area, visitors will appreciate the fun provoking spatial effect of floral arrangement.  At night time, the starry sky effect of our lighting design created at the backdrop would wishfully appear as gleaming blossoms invoking our dreams.

Civil Engineering and Development Department - Development‧Our Dream
Development Bureau - Dreams of A Harmonious Green Environment
Development Bureau - Dreams of A Harmonious Green Environment

We all long for a comfortable, enjoyable and beautiful green environment, which can provide a sense of peace and belonging in a densely populated city.

To enhance public understanding of our work in achieving the vision of “People, Trees, Harmony” the Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section of the Development Bureau has set up an exhibition booth to highlight key aspects of tree management work, including “Right Tree, Right Place”, “life cycle of trees”, “proper tree care” and “applying smart technology in tree management”, etc. The interactive games and interesting exhibits at the booth will provide visitors with first-hand experience of actual tree work and proper tree care practices.

Correctional Services Department

The highlight of this landscaped garden is a traditional Chinese rotating lantern, showing icons of modern technologies and images of correctional work. It symbolizes the further development of the Correctional Services Department in integrating technology solutions to correctional work for enhancing efficiency in operations. This garden is designed and prepared by persons in custody who have received industrial and vocational training under the guidance of correctional officers.

Correctional Services Department
Housing Department - My Dream Home

Housing Department - My Dream Home

The Housing Department is pleased to showcase its garden, My Dream Home, which takes visitors on a wonderful journey along a star-studded walkway flanked by colourful arches. In the centre of the garden is a carved wishing ball that fuels visitors' imagination as they conjure up images of their dream home. The sky lanterns greet their onlookers with good wishes as they pursue their goals. A cart made of recycled wood at the entrance finds itself brimming with boxes of gifts and people's hope and aspirations. Inside the cart are balloon decorations celebrating the overwhelming joy of a dream come true. Just a short stroll away, an array of fairytale cottages welcomes visitors into a tranquil and relaxing space. A few steps away stands a wishing tree brightened up by a rainbow bridge over a sea of dazzling flowers, adding life and vibrancy to the entire place. Richly planted with a wide variety of flowers, the display area offers a kaleidoscope of colour and texture, inviting viewers into an amazing fairyland of fabulousness. Next to the cottages is a little garden plot with colourful fruits and vegetables, blending well with tree-like structures inside the garden made of recycled wood and plants to bring colour and style to the landscape. A riot of colour, a star-shaped flower bed makes a perlect foil for the 3D logo of the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA), which gives the garden a luminous glow in the dark. Shining with continuous improvement and innovation, HKHA continues to provide quality housing and build dream homes for the people of Hong Kong.

The West Kowloon Cultural District - Freespace in Blossom

Nurture your dreams like the flowers in the Art Park!

The design of our landscaped garden takes inspiration from the Chinese Hibiscus and our upcoming venue, Freespace, in the West Kowloon Art Park. Incorporating floriculture, gardening, performances, and interactive activities that everyone can be part of, the garden offers visitors a small preview of the Freespace experience, and the chance to admire the theme flowers of all varieties and colours.

Surrounded by floral decorations at the centre, the display emulates the large Black Box performance facility at the heart of Freespace - inviting you to take to the stage and freely express your artistic self. On either side of the Black Box are two landscaped representations of West Kowloon. On one side, the design is inspired by the views of Victoria Harbour from our breathtaking Waterfront Promenade. On the other you can see a miniature version of the Great Lawn, a creative welcoming, outdoor space open to everyone.

The West Kowloon Cultural District - Freespace in Blossom

Municipal Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region - Nostalgia in Macao

Municipal Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region - Nostalgia in Macao

Parks and gardens have long been one of the links for humankind to connect with nature. They are also places where local culture is passed on and childhood memories are retained. Macao is home to a number of natural scenic parks and gardens distinguished by a blend of Chinese and Western historical and cultural heritage, such as Vitória Garden, Luis de Camões Garden, Lou Lim loc Garden and Taipa Municipal Garden. As mentioned in the introduction to the theme of this year's Flower Show "When Dreams Blossom", the Chinese Hibiscus is a dear old friend that grew up with us. Likewise, parks and gardens are like a mentor teaching us our first lesson about nature.

The landscaping design of this plot is inspired by Flora Park, the only historical garden in the Macao Peninsula that includes a zoo. Exhibits include buildings in both Chinese and Western architectural styles, as well as a sculpture of the Asian black bear BoBo - a longtime friend of the Macao people that had lived in the garden for more than 30 years, whose rescue as a cub was hailed as a milestone in wildlife conservation in Macao. Floral arrangements in the colours of the four seasons, including the pinks of spring, the reds of summer, the yellows of autumn and the whites of winter, are also exhibited. In the centre sits a topiary in the form of a flower-shaped fountain which produces wavy ripples, symbolising the spirit of Macao that is passed down over the years from one generation to the next through horticulture. The design promotes the city's distinctive fusion of East and West and its beautiful natural environment.

Ocean Park Hong Kong - AN INSPIRATIONAL ECOLOGICAL GARDEN THAT MIMICS NATURAL HABITATS

As an advocate of conservation, Ocean Park Hong Kong endeavours to connect people with nature. Our Hong Kong Flower Show 2019 exhibit echoes this spirit by mimicking animals' habitats with beautiful plants. Whiskers & Friends- among them the giant panda and the red panda, all reimagined as adorable topiaries-are there to take visitors to explore the close relationship between environmental protection and conservation. Exuberant Chinese Hibiscuses, this year's theme flower, blooming throughout the garden attract visitors to discover the wonders of nature in this glamorous botanical world. Trees that toppled during Super Typhoon Mangkhut are given a second life as delightful horticultural displays, serving to remind us to reduce waste and go green. All these efforts aim to raise public awareness on environmental protection and nurture the younger generation's interest in environmental science. Come and take photos to share with your friends and spread the importance of conserving our nature!

Ocean Park Hong Kong - AN INSPIRATIONAL ECOLOGICAL GARDEN THAT MIMICS NATURAL HABITATS
Coordination Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition

Coordination Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition

The design theme of this plot is “Expo 2019 Invites You”, a reference to the “International Horticultural Exhibition Beijing 2019” which opens on 29 April in the picturesque Yanqing at the foot of the Great Wall of China.  Erected on this 15 x 15 metre plot are topiaries in the form of a traditional Chinese style “invitation card”.  The “invitation card” is kept slightly open to reveal a pathway of circular stepping stones in varying sizes, which takes visitors through the topiary for an enhanced interactive experience.  The logo of Expo 2019 Beijing is presented in floral form on one side of the “invitation card”, and a floral landscape display of the Great Wall and the theme flower Chinese Hibiscus in 2D and 3D on the other.  The two mascots of the Expo, Xiao Mengya (Little Bud) and Xiao Meghua (Little Flower), wait inside the topiaries to welcome visitors from Hong Kong and all over the world to the upcoming event.

Temple of Heaven (Beijing Municipal Administration Center of Parks) - Misty Blossom

The Chinese Hibiscus, with its large showy petals and delicate stamens and pistils, means “fresh romance” and “subtle beauty” in the floral language.  The key design elements of this display are classic imageries associated with traditional Chinese culture: hand fan, beauties with sleek luscious hair, and water.  The demure charm is encapsulated in the maiden’s face screened by the hand fan and the hibiscus blossom caressed by a fine mist of water.

Temple of Heaven (Beijing Municipal Administration Center of Parks) - Misty Blossom
Bureau of Forestry and Landscaping of Guangzhou Municipality - Reflections of Rainbows in Spring

Bureau of Forestry and Landscaping of Guangzhou Municipality - Reflections of Rainbows in Spring

This plot design recreates a courtyard in South China in springtime and incorporates elements of traditional architecture in the region.  The main feature, the rainbow bridge, is inspired by the arch bridge in Yuyin Garden, a well-known scenic spot in Panyu, Guangzhou.  In this plot, greenery provides shade and flowers bloom in full splendour, presenting a picturesque, poetic and tranquil scene.  The blending of decorations that boast modern minimalism with local folk art like floral ribbons, paper cuttings and lattice windows is a fine juxtaposition of tradition and modernity.  A veil of mist enveloping the garden adds an ethereal touch to the overall plot.

Urban Management Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality - Boundless City of Flowers - Floral Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a city characterised by openness and inclusiveness.  It flourishes in concert with its component entities.  In this display, the bubbles epitomise a diversified range of entities which are striving to grow and to have their dreams realised.  They are like dewdrops in the natural forests of Shenzhen, nourishing life in their soundless ways, helping every dream to come true.  The overall garden plot says a lot about the tolerance and accommodating spirit of the floral city of Shenzhen.

Urban Management Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality - Boundless City of Flowers - Floral Shenzhen
China National Tea Museum - Hangzhou the Tea Capital

China National Tea Museum - Hangzhou the Tea Capital

Tea is the national beverage of China, and Hangzhou is its hub of tea.

This display aims to share with visitors the lifestyle, tea culture and local customs of the scenic Jiangnan region.  Simulating the courtyard of a house in the land of tea, the display features a longjing tea plantation with a dry creek bed landscape and a flowing water feature.  There are also ornamental plaques made of tea, tea baskets etc.  Tea shrubs, Chinese Hibiscus and native Hangzhou species are planted to mimic the scenery of a tea plantation in Hangzhou.

In Hangzhou, the tea capital of China, mountains of tea and seas of trees are dotted with red flowers; whereas the cityscape leaves much room for exploration.  At this seasonal time for tea tasting, the fragrance of tea lingers in the courtyard of every family.  Welcome to Hangzhou! Welcome to the beautiful West Lake!  Welcome to the China National Tea Museum!

Shanghai Landscaping & City Appearance Administrative Bureau

Natural succession is the evolution of things in nature, as exemplified by the cyclical process of ancient sea beds being uplifted into mountains and deserts, and then weathered back into the sea by winds.  In this exhibit, plants, deadwood, rattan and gravel are used to simulate coral reefs, while wrought iron, woodcraft and seeds are modelled into ancient marine lifeforms.  In combining imagination with reality, this exhibit takes visitors on a floral journey across the primeval seabed to stroll among marine organisms.  

The purpose of this exhibit is to raise public awareness of the need to protect nature and the oceans.

Shanghai Landscaping & City Appearance Administrative Bureau
Foshan City Shunde District Flower Association
Foshan City Shunde District Flower Association

In keeping with the saying, “Go-getting in dragon boat races is the dominant spirit in riparian Shunde”, the design aims at creating the unique character of this water county in Guangdong, South China by incorporating elements such as river, canal, arch bridge, and dragon boat.  Landscaping materials consist mainly of flowers cultivated by local enterprises and are integrated with other plants representative of Shunde.  The dragon boat model, in particular, highlights the go-getting spirit of people from this county.

 

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