|2015 Da Lat Flower Festival. Photo:VNA|
The largest-ever festival, themed “Da Lat – Multitude of flower colours” is also a place where flower lovers, florists and flower researchers meet and share their interest in floriculture to mark highlights the city's horticulture and honours outstanding businesses and farmers involved in the industry.
The five-day festival features miniature flower gardens at Xuan Huong Lake, Le Dai Hanh Street, Ong Dai Bridge and tourism destinations, which were organised by the Da Lat Flower Association.
The flower and ornamental tree exhibition features dozens of thousands of flowerpots and flower-decorated spaces arranged by a crowd of artisans nationwide. Visitors also have a chance to contemplate a Vietnam orchid space with 900 kinds of orchid, including many rare species.
The festival is hoped to offer a good chance to flower and vegetable growers in Da Lat as well as businesses and investors inside and outside the country to seek cooperation and boost trade in the field, said Vo Ngoc Hiep, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.
The Xuan Huong Lake flower space was prepared by the Da Lat Flower Association in conjunction with 32 flower producers and traders and three traditional flower villages: Van Thanh, Thai Phien and Ha Dong from Da Lat city. The space features 30 flower-decorated areas surrounding the Xuan Huong Lake.
Over 18,000 flowerpots along with paintings are being arranged along Le Dai Hanh Street and Ong Dao Bridge, making it the most beautiful flower space of this year’s festival.
Meanwhile, the 70-booth vegetable-flower fair is taking place in Nguyen Van Cu Street with the participation of 40 flower enterprises, villages and cooperatives and farmers. Nearly 15,000 local people and visitors joined the event, which included a traditional musical performance featuring cultural highlights of the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands).
The show included more than 2,000 performers from art troupes from Lam Dong Province and neighbouring provinces.In addition, amateur and professional artists are offering calligraphy, paintings, and photography exhibitions on the beauty of Da Lat and its floriculture at Xuan Huong Park.
The organisers will host a special music show at Lam Vien Square on Friday to honour outstanding organisations and individuals, who have made a great contribution to the city's horticulture.
The festival also includes an exhibition at the city's Flower Garden featuring hundreds of kinds of flowers and ornament plants made by more than 140 artisans across the country.
A flower and vegetable fair on Nguyen Van Cu Street presents 70 stalls showcasing fresh and clean vegetables and fruits, and flower and plant seeds from 40 companies, cooperatives and villages.
A free buffet offering a various kinds of salads and boiled vegetables prepared by chefs from local restaurants and hotels is also installed at the fair.