Floral Delights amid the Epidemic

Impacted by the novel coronavirus epidemic, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced in early February the cancellation of the Hong Kong Flower Show 2020 originally scheduled to be held from 6 to 15 March at Victoria Park, in order to reduce social contacts and the risk of the spread of the virus in the community. The potted flowers (about 13,000 plants) formerly intended for display at the Flower Show were then promptly distributed to more than 40 housing estates of the Housing Department (HD) by its Horticulture Unit. Such a move is not only environmentally-friendly, but also helps beautify the surroundings. Estate residents staying at home are cheered up by the arrays of heartwarming flowers amid the epidemic.

The floral delights are attractive and uplifting. In our fight against the epidemic, let us remain united and we will surely overcome the adversity.

Tsz Man Estate

Budding Rhododendron celebrates the arrival of spring.

Budding Rhododendron celebrates the arrival of spring.

(Tsz Man Estate) Budding Rhododendron celebrates the arrival of spring.

Budding Rhododendron celebrates the arrival of spring.

Tak Long Estate

Blossoms of Rainbow Pink [Dianthus chinensis] form a beautiful tapestry.

Blossoms of Rainbow Pink [Dianthus chinensis] form a beautiful tapestry.

Yellow Marguerites [Argyranthemum frutescens] complemented by the purplish Dianthus around an art sculpture, offering a feast for the eyes.

Yellow Marguerites [Argyranthemum frutescens] complemented by the purplish Dianthus around an art sculpture, offering a feast for the eyes.

The refreshing and delightful scent of Osmanthuses fills the air.

The refreshing and delightful scent of Osmanthuses fills the air.

Choi Yuen Estate

Upright pinkish purple Foxgloves [Digitalis purpurea] adorned with brilliant Rainbow Pinks [Dianthus chinensis] greet the residents on their way.

Upright pinkish purple Foxgloves [Digitalis purpurea] adorned with brilliant Rainbow Pinks [Dianthus chinensis] greet the residents on their way.

Tsz Lok Estate

Blushing Bromeliads enliven the estate with a bold colour.

Blushing Bromeliads enliven the estate with a bold colour.

Tsz Hong Estate

Purplish blue Glory Bushes [Tibouchina semidecandra] accompanied by Jaburan Lily-turfs [Ophiopogon jaburan] bring serenity to a relaxing corner.

Purplish blue Glory Bushes [Tibouchina semidecandra] accompanied by Jaburan Lily-turfs [Ophiopogon jaburan] bring serenity to a relaxing corner.