Camellia display ushers in Yangminshan Flower Festival

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/29
By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Kay Liu

Taipei’s Floriculture Experiment Center recently opened a 10-day 20160129194446display of camellias on Yangmingshan for the annual flower festival in the mountainous area in the northern part of the city.

This year’s Yangmingshan Flower Festival will run from Jan. 30 to March 20 and cover the Lunar New Year and Feb. 28 Peace Day holidays.

Camellia displayed outdoor is covered in the recent snow.
The camellia display gathers over 10,000 of the flowering shrub in 71 varieties and is held as a prelude to the annual festival.

According to the city government, 20 to 30 percent of the Taiwan cherry trees in the area have begun flowering, and are expected to be in full bloom in hot pink around the Lunar New Year holiday before mid-February.       [FULL  STORY]

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