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Guangzhou to build a world-class garden at Baiyun Mountain
Update: 2018-03-01     Source: newsgd.com

Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong province, will build a world-class garden to rival Keukenhof in the Netherlands and the Butchart Garden in Canada, further solidifying its global reputation as the "Flower City".

The new garden will be located at Baiyun Mountain, one of the city's renowned scenic areas, according to the Guangzhou forestry and gardening administration. It will cover an area of 151.6 hectares which consists of three main sections, including a 25-hectare service zone and a 50-hectare core region.

Guangzhou will build a world-class garden to promote its global reputation as a millennial flower city. [Photo/ycwb.com]

Early in June last year, the administration released a five-year urban flower landscape construction plan (2016-2020), which included the creation of a high-quality garden that would have global influence and forge Guangzhou's image as a millennial flower city.

The city recently issued a public notice calling on designers from across the world to contribute ideas to the project, which will serve as a symbol of Guangzhou, continue the Lingnan garden tradition, and boost local tourism as well as the flower industry. The deadline for entries is April 28 and the best design will receive an award of 3 million yuan ($480,000).

The garden will make the southern Chinese city's flower scene even more rich and impressive. [Photo/ycwb.com]

According to the notice, the design for the core region of the park will focus on integrating Yunluo Garden, Yuntai Garden and the nearby forest into an unparalleled landscape containing Lingnan characteristics.

Guangzhou has a long history of flower planting and trade. Nearly half of the city's vast array of flowers can mostly only be seen in spring. The new garden is expected to change this, adding to the city's already expansive flower scene and making it burst with color and fragrance year-round.

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