Guangzhou is located in the subtropical zone, which is with long time of summer and warm winter, and the trees in Guangzhou are always green and the flowers are always in blossom all year round. It has enjoyed the reputation of Flower City since ancient times. Guangzhou has a long history of planting flowers, protecting flowers, admiring flowers and gifting flowers. It can be traced back to more than 2,000 ago in the Western Han Dynasty, and the people of Guangzhou at that time had enjoyed planting flowers, mixing flowers, and wearing flowers, and there were filled with flowers in front of the houses and the halls. In the middle of the Qing Dynasty, Guangzhou had become the first in China to have “Spring Festival flower fair”, which was famous at home and abroad then. Three days before the New Year's Eve every year, the district in front of the vassal office of Guangzhou City (now in front of Beijing Road Finance Department) formed a flower fair covering a street of a few miles long, the flowers in the market were contending in fragrance and fascination, and there were crowds of people in the market, Guangzhou’s reputation of “Flower City" is worthy of its name, the nickname and reputation are unique to Guangzhou alone among the domestic cities. The flower fair is still extinct and it has a history of over 200 years. Guangzhou's Spring Festival-greeting blossom market has become increasingly larger in recent years, and it has been held in eight municipal districts, forming a spectacular scene of a total of dozens of people in flower-street.
Blooming flowers in Guangzhou
Many cities in the world, including China, have their own municipal flowers. Guangzhou's municipal flower is kapok. Some people say that Guangzhou is a hero city, as it was the hero's blood that colored cotton. In Guangzhou, Kapok is also known as a hero flower. Kapok tree is considered as a hero tree. Kapok can be said to be the highest and biggest municipal flower in the world.
In addition to kapok, Guangzhou has flowers all the year round, such as Plum Blossom，camellia，peach blossom, sakura, bauhinia flower, Mucuna birdwoodiana, flame-tree, Lotus flower, crape myrtle, rose, sunflower, Ceiba insignis, daffadilly, as well as Bougainvillea glabra and peony.
Guangzhou cate made from flowers
Flower desserts: An artwork full of floral fragrance
Rose & cranberry cake
Flower crystal lollipop
Flower food: Not only delicious but also decorative
Thick soup of peach blossom
Sophora flower rice
Jasmine flower omelet
Flower drinking: Taste good and beautiful
Places of admiring flowers in Guangzhou
Guangdong Science Center
Hat Peak Mount Tianhu Camellia Garden
Zoo Camellia garden
South China Agricultural University
Baiyun New City Main Road
Haizhu Wetland: There are nearly 2000 palace powder bauhinia flowers in the pomegranate gang in Haizhu Wetland.
South China Botanical Garden
Huangshan Lu Sakura Garden
Hat Peak Mount Forest Park
Conghua Tianshi Sakura Park
Place: Baiyun Mount Peach Blossom valley, Panyu Lotus Hill
Place: South China Botanical Garden, Martyrs Cemetery, Ersha Island
Place: Zhujiang Park, Liuhua Lake Park
Place：Million Sunflower Garden, Haizhu Wetland Park
Place: South China Agricultural University,South China Normal University, streets of Guangzhou
Place: Dongfeng Road overpass, various flyovers of Guangzhou,pedestrian overpass
Place: Baoqu Rose World, Rose Park of Yuntai Garden, Liuhua Lake Rose Garden
Place: Zhongluotan Liaocai Village
Place: Haizhu Lake side
Place: Shimen National Forest Park: Colorful Tianchi, Cultural Park
Guidance of admiring flowers in winter of Guangzhou
① Luogang Hornsey
② Liuxihe National Forest Park: Liuxi Hornsey
③ Shimen National Forest Park
④ Baiyun Mount plum valley
Flower economy in Guangzhou
Guangzhou people’s tradition and passion of loving flowers, growing flowers, appreciating flowers and presenting flowersdirectly drive the development the flower industry in Guangzhou. At present, Guangzhou has a flower planting area of nearly 100,000 mu and more than 2,000 flower varieties. The annual output value of flowers exceeds 2 billion yuan, accounting for more than 15% of the country. These indicators exceed the domestic flower fair in Shanghai, Kunming and Beijing. As the country's largest flower producing area, Guangzhou is production and supply center of potted ornamental plants in the country, the main distribution center of national flowers and the distribution center of flowers imported to Japan. Guangzhou's flower trade ranks first in the country, and it influences the national price.
Guangzhou Spring Festival flower fair
Tianhe District, Spring Festival flower fair
Tianhe flower fair is mainly held in a unique mode. On the flower fair, in addition to the 3-day traditional flower fair, you can also enjoy the 15-day flower fair carnival. The Flower City Carnival focuses on craft exhibitions, cultural performances, famous flower exhibitions, and mass tourism activities. It is a platform for festivals in Tianhe Sports Center and various communities and parks.
Huachun District, Spring Festival flower fair
Haizhu District flower fair is unique in Guangzhou. Due to its location in the Binjiang section, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pearl River while hanging around the flower street. You can also tour Pearl River at night and fully experience the flower scene and river scene and the unlimited urban charm.
Panyu District, Spring Festival flower fair
Guangchang East Road centers on street vending of flowers. Guangchang West Road and Dongxing North Road mainly vends fine goods, calligraphy and painting, Spring Festival couplets and other products. The citizens here can find food culture products such as dried fruits and new year products with Lingnan characteristics.
Baiyun District, Spring Festival flower fair
Baiyun flower fair is more dynamic and novel than traditional flower fair. In the past, the changing lights was used to highlight the New Year's atmosphere of the main gate and create a colorful visual effect, forming a festive atmosphere that is both festive, elegant and fresh.
Yuexiu District, Spring Festival flower fair
It’s the oldest traditional center flower fair that enjoys the reputation of “century flower fair”.
Conghua District, Spring Festival flower fair
It sets up the annual orange exhibition area, flower exhibition area, bonsai exhibition area, aquarium exhibition area, and the new year products exhibition area.
Nansha District, Spring Festival flower fair
The flower stalls of Spring Festival flower fair in Nansha District are increasing, and various famous high-grade flowers, New Year's goods, potted oranges, potted flowers are rich in variety. Along the flower fair road section, you can also enjoy free WIFI, take photo at any time and participate in WeChat lucky draw coupon purchase and other preferential activities.
Liwan District, Spring Festival flower fair
It has a long history and is the largest flower fair in the old city with the largest number of stalls and the strongest new yearatmosphere.
Zengcheng City, Spring Festival flower fair
It sets nearly 150 flower stalls, with a variety of potted flowers, bonsai, flowers, oranges and other flower products with strong festival atmosphere.
Huangpu District, Spring Festival flower fair
Luogang in Huangpu District is best known for its plum blossoms. At the end of each year, the plum blossoms in Luogang Xiangxue Park Scenic Area are full of plum flowers. It is quite spectacular. This year's Spring Festival flower fair in Huangpu District is themed on the beautiful flower city and Happy Guangzhou, reflecting the festive atmosphere of the traditional Spring Festival festival and fully integrating the new Huangpu characteristics.
Huadu District, Spring Festival flower fair
It started the earliest, presenting mainly flower products such as potted plants, bonsai, flowers, and oranges. The area sets more than 200 stalls and a lounge offering free tea. The flower fair will be combined with the urban and rural leisure culture and greenway culture to reflect the achievements of the ecological progress in Huadu District in the past year.