Reserved Disneyland plot will feature Dutch floral garden

A first-ever Dutch designed flower-themed garden in Hong Kong may be constructed on a reserved plot of reclaimed land for the second phase of Hong Kong Disneyland’s expansion, and the Government welcomed this short-term tourism project.

Alan Fang, Hong Kong based event organiser and Ibo GĂĽlsen, Dutch floriculture expert, have signed cooperation agreements of the tourism project – the Kaleido Park – in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands. Fang will be responsible for the construction work to be carried out on the Disney plot, while GĂĽlsen will oversee the creative part of the project.

The Kaleido Park is proposed to come with floral displays, floral art exhibitions and workshops for visitors.

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah, who is on a 13-day Europe work trip with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said the Government welcomed the plan after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the Netherlands.

“The European-themed Kaleido Park will be the first-of-its-kind project in Hong Kong, offering visitors unique horticultural experience through breathtaking floral displays. It is a timely initiative to enrich the travelling experience in Hong Kong with ‘garden tourism’.

It is in line with the Government’s policy of diversifying our tourism products with international appeal, said Yau.

Disneyland said its expansion under phase one kicked off in late 2017 and would continue until 2023. It welcomes temporary usage of the reserved plot.

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