54th Chengdu Flower Fair
TIME:
2018.03.17 - 2018.04.15
COST:
Free
ADD:
Culture Park
The 54th Chengdu Flower Fair is underway at the Chengdu Culture Park, showcasing over 80,000 pots/plants of flowers of more than 30 species, including peony, tulip, Rieger Begonia, and carnation. Floral landscapes themed spring are highly popular with visitors during the event.
During the Fair, visitors can participate in activities involving ikebana and plant care & maintenance, a lecture on home gardening, and a photo contest.
Chengdu was well-known as a city of flower in ancient China. The flower fair in Chengdu has a history of more than 1,000 years, which can be traced back to the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. In modern times, the First Chengdu Flower Fair was launched in 1951 at Qingyang Temple (one of the most famous Taoist temples in China). It became an annual one-month or one-month-and-a-half event after that. Since 1980, the venue of the Fair has been changed into the Culture Park next door to Qingyang Temple.