Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Flower Market - Hong Kong with HDYGG

Catching the train from Admiralty station in Hong Kong over to to Prince Edward station in Kowloon on the mainland, it's a short walk to the flower market, clearly signposted and one street back from the main road.

With limited land space and the cost of housing in Hong Kong, only the very rich can afford properties with gardens and there was a distinct lack of balconies on buildings due to typhoons.

Although there are public parks, with no smoking/music rules, which were beautifully laid out with stunning plants and flowers, I would be lost without a garden and outdoor space, so if the move to Hong Kong was ever on the cards, I'd be a regular visitor to the flower market for both fresh cut flowers and potted plants to create an indoor garden.

Please ask before taking photographs, especially inside the shops and close ups, most people said yes, but a few said no, especially when taking photo's of bouquets, I suppose to stop you making your own, using their ideas.

The flowers and plants ranged in price but you could buy a substantial bunch of flowers of the same kind for a under $100HK or £10.













6 comments:

  1. Wow - how fab. What lovely bouquets and roses in nets, wow. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo - hope you had a good trip.

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    1. had a fantastic time and the flowers were truly stunning

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  2. What beautiful flowers! Those orchids are amazing! :)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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    1. and the orchids were also very expensive

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  3. That bonsai is huge!! It amazes me that some plants are available in nearly everywhere in the world, even in places you wouldn't expect them to be (hydrangeas). A dose of colour is just what I needed today :)

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    1. i took the pic of the hydrangeas for Annie's benefit and the Bonsai should be re categorised as small tree

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