Taiwan invited to the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in 2010
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 will be held from May 25th to May 29th by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in London. The Taiwan Orchid Growers Association (TOGA) is honoured to have been invited to represent Taiwan at this year’s highly prestigious show.
Taiwan has a reputation as the “Phalaenopsis Kingdom”. The theme for the TOGA’s display is “Orchids in the Art World”. The main plants used are Phalaenopsis, in particular the large white variety “V3” which is Taiwan’s number one export orchid, and the original variety “amabilis” whose nickname is “Taiwanese Grandma”. The theme design incorporates many different varieties and colours of Phalaenopsis to show the multiple aspects of Taiwan. The TOGA hopes that their use of varietal orchids and various techniques will allow the viewers to experience the true beauty and charm of Taiwan’s orchids.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, officially the Great Spring Show, was first held in 1862. It was moved to the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1913, where it has taken place almost every year since. It is the most famous such show in the United Kingdom, and the most famous gardening event in the world, acting as the garden design equivalent of a catwalk at a fashion show.
For further information, please contact Ms. Yun-ting Huang of Taiwan Trade Centre at email@example.com or 020 76384676。