By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The 15th Shilin Residence chrysanthemum exhibition is kicking off on November 27, and lasting until December 11. To welcome the Universiade 2017, the exhibition will feature the theme of sport this year, with statues, topiaries, and landscaping of athletic features.
The Chrysanthemum Exhibition at Shilin Residence was fist held from 1950s-1975 to celebrate Chiang Kai-Shek’s birthday on October 31st. It was later restored in 2002, and is now the largest chrysanthemum show in Taiwan.
In addition to the annual show’s star, the striking chrysanthemums blossomed from a single main branch loaded with more than a thousand blossoms, there is also a big dinosaur topiary in the main flora area.
With 15 years history of exhibition, the Shilin Residence chrysanthemum exhibition earned its name for being the most celebrated flower show in autumn. Organizer of the exhibition calls for the event comers to share their old pictures of the previous years. [FULL STORY]