|Around 7,000 ornamental plants by 500 Vietnamese horticulturalists and international artisans will be displayed at the festival.(Photo:TK)|
A flower festival is scheduled to open in Ho Chi Minh City next Monday to usher in Tet, the country’s biggest annual holiday (February 17).
The Ho Chi Minh City’s Traffic and Public Works Department told a press conference yesterday that the Spring Flower Festival at Tao Dan Park, District 1 will feature 7,000 ornamental plants by 500 Vietnamese horticulturalists and artisans from Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Republic of Korea.
Some of the ornaments featured will include a thistle plant from the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long, an orchid plant with six flower stems boasting 250 flowers, plants from cold regions, and even tropical fish and butterflies.
There will also be two piggy banks at the festival, where visitors can donate money for the city’s charity fund. According to the traditional Vietnamese calendar, 2007 will be the year of the pig.