Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park

Hu Min
The monthlong 2021 Shanghai Chrysanthemum Exhibition will kick off at Gongqing Forest Park in Yangpu District on Tuesday.
Hu Min
Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park
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Chrysanthemums in full bloom at Shanghai Gongqing Forest Park

Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Chrysanthemum-covered landscape at Gongqing Forest Park

The monthlong 2021 Shanghai Chrysanthemum Exhibition will kick off at Gongqing Forest Park in Yangpu District on Tuesday, featuring a display of more than 500 varieties of chrysanthemums and a wide range of fun activities.

The exhibition comprises four outdoor display areas featuring 10 big landscapes, enabling visitors to appreciate flowers from around the world in the city.

The chrysanthemum menagerie also includes the display of Chinese chrysanthemum culture and art via poems, paintings and stories related to the flower.

Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A visitor takes photos at the park on Monday.

Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Chrysanthemum landscape at the park

There will be eight additional attractions featuring green sculptures, flower landscapes and gardens, presenting enchanting autumn scenery.

In total, about 200,000 pots of chrysanthemums will be on display.

A chrysanthemum bazaar featuring chrysanthemum-related cultural and innovative products will be held as well.

Traditional crafts such as paper-cutting and Chinese knots will be shown at the bazaar.

Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park
Ti Gong

Visitors enjoy a chrysanthemum-laden landscape at the park.

Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park
Ti Gong

Chrysanthemum landscape at the park

Chrysanthemum festival in full bloom at Shanghai park
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A visitor takes photos at the park on Monday.

River and forest landscapes with chrysanthemums abound will be part of the display.

A DIY event turning plant waste into artwork and a flower arrangement activity will enrich visitors' experiences.

After the exhibition, nearly 1,000 pots of chrysanthemums of about 50 different varieties will be given to residents for free as gifts, according to the park operator.

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