Saying it with flowers for the holiday

Greenery bureau spruces up the city with colorful displays and creative installations.

Shanghai has been spruced up with flowers to celebrate the National Day holiday and the upcoming China International Import Expo, adding a splash of color and festive atmosphere.

Flowerbeds and flower landscapes of around 184,000 square meters have been arranged across the city for the holiday, featuring species such as scarlet sage, crabapple and New Guinea impatiens, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said on Sunday.

There are more than 31,000 groups of flower and plant vessels in place and 79 themed greenery landscapes.

New flower varieties and flowers with brilliant colors are widely used, the bureau said.

Three large vertical flowerbeds have been installed at People’s Square, Lujiazui and the Bund, and the number of flowers in eight highlight areas and 13 key streets as well as around commercial areas and tourist attractions will be increased, the bureau said.

In Minhang and Qingpu districts there are vertical flowerbeds with the import expo theme.

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A large vertical flowerbed at People’s Square displays an autumn harvest scene. 

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A large vertical flowerbed south of the Waibaidu Bridge shows a ship setting sail. 

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A large vertical flowerbed in the Lujiazui area displaying a flourishing scene and conveys the message of win-win cooperation. 

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