CNY festivities are always marked by floral decorations, with a variety of auspicious plants on sale to usher in prosperity for the new lunar year. Miniature kumquat trees are popular, with the fruits’ golden colour symbolising money, while pomelos, often seen in pairs, are said to signify family unity. You’ll see orchids galore – their delicate blooms symbolic of fertility and luxury.
If you don’t fancy braving the crowds at the festive flower markets at Causeway Bay’s Victoria Park and Prince Edward’s Fa Hui Park, the football stadium on Tung Chung Road hosts a small Chinese New Year flower market, while Prince Edward’s permanent stalls on Flower Market Road often yield better bargains than the seasonal flower fairs.
For bespoke made-to-order bouquets, look no further than The Flower Club in DB North Plaza. “We see a huge demand for orchids and narcissus bulbs,” says Flower Club florist Charu Dutt. “Lilies are also very popular.”Tags: chinese new year, cny, decorations, floral, flowers