Tulips usher in colorful Changsha spring
A celebration of natural beauty spread across several months, the festival specializes in tulips and attracts a large number of visitors to the 20,000 square meter plot.
People visit Hunan Forest Botanical during the opening ceremony of the annual flower festival on March 2. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]
The park features flowers from all over the world, notably tulips from the Netherlands, and the colorful arrangement of flowers is certain to delight crowds.
One of the charms of the three-month festival is the manner in which the park's beauty shifts with the months. While this March sees tulips, cherry blossoms, magnolias and peach blossoms come into bloom, peonies, azaleas and wisterias will reach their full glory in April and May.
The park is at times an ocean of color with the many different varieties of tulips planted at the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden in Changsha. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]
By mid-March, the cherry blossoms at the park will blossom beautifully and are well worth a visit for those in the area.
Potential visitors should make a note in the diary for early April with the parks 100 varieties of cherry blossom, spread across an 800-mu (53.3-hectare) area, coming into bloom.
Early cherry blossoms are in bloom with their white petals attracting many visitors to the park. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]
Source: Changsha Evening News