Tao Dan Park Hosts Ornamental Creature Festival

The third Ornamental Creature Festival will be held at the Tao Dan Cultural Park in District 1 from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 to celebrate National Day (Sept. 2).

The festival will present to visitors many rare ornamental trees. (Photo:KK)
There will be nearly 200 display booths of gardeners, organizations and enterprises from Ho Chi Minh City and from the provinces of Nghe An, Dong Thap, Vinh Long, Ben Tre, Kien Giang, Binh Phuoc, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Lam Dong and Binh Duong, said Mr. Vo Van Cuong, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Ornamental Creature Association.

Malaysia’s Association of Ornamental Fish will send pet fish to the contest and present ornamental creature services at the festival, he added.

There were many activities during the festival, including exhibits of rare ornamental trees as well as contests of dogs, pet fish, bonsai, and ancient ornamental trees.

There will also be seminars on crop plants, cultivation techniques, orchids, birds, and pet dogs with the participation of experts. The city authorities will award the title “Ornamental Creature Artisan” to 29 artists on August 31.

The festival offers visitors a chance to buy products from well-known farms, handicraft villages and farmers’ associations. It will be also the country’s largest event of its type and a good opportunity for enterprises to introduce their products, exchange experiences and boost sales.

The annual show is organized by the HCMC Ornamental Creature Association and HCMC Farmers' Association. 

By Dang Lam – Translated by Kim Khanh

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