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From 1 April 2021 to 18 April 2021, Tai Kwun presents a brand-new activation, “In Bloom”, composed of an outdoor flower market and floral-themed lifestyle offerings at Tai Kwun’s shops and restaurants. Various alluring local brands will be showcasing their floral creations, sustainable products and more at this special sun-dappled flower market on the Parade Ground over the Easter weekend (2 April to 5 April 2021). Shops and restaurants will also be presenting tantalising offers during this season of flowers to top off the unique arts and cultural experiences at Tai Kwun (1 April to 18 April 2021).

More than just a Flower Market

Reimagining the concept of a flower market, “In Bloom” allows visitors to embark on a journey of sensory stimulation and exploration of sustainability all the while sampling offerings from selected local brands committed to doing things the right way. The market opens from 1pm to 7pm on 2 April 2021 and between 12 noon and 7pm from 3 April to 5 April 2021.

Sitting in the midst of the flower market, an eye-catching centrepiece will foster a festive atmosphere reminiscent of a delightful afternoon party, featuring Springtime creations from shops and restaurants at Tai Kwun—from refreshing teas and rejuvenating cocktails to ravishing ceramics and glassware. Aspiring photographers can capture dazzling moments at the flower market as well as the Parade Ground, which will be adorned with lush flowers and luxuriant plants for the occasion.

Origami Florist’s floral decorations will join OVOGARDEN’s exquisite arrangements of flowers and bonsais while Gift Flowers HK’s stylish bouquets will delight visitors by celebrating the mystical beauty of flowers.

Hosted by the University of Hong Kong and various social enterprises, FarmShare will introduce a range of sustainable food products sourced locally – including those from UNESCO award receiving project Lai Chi Wo. Meanwhile, social enterprise HK TimberBank will showcase rejuvenated timber creations using locally sourced forestry waste and typhoon felled trees.

Offering confectionery box sets and refreshing drinks, date by TATE, led by chef Vicky Lau from the two-Michelin-starred TATE Dining Room, will tantalise visitors’ tastebuds with its celebrated delicacies, while lifestyle artisan The BLOMSTRE’s aromatic candles, fragrance sprays and essential oils will bewitch visitors’ olfactory senses.

Spending rewards will be available at the flower market. Customers can redeem a HK$100 cash voucher upon spending HK$1,000 or above and enjoy exclusive shopping and dining privileges with “Tai Kwun Treats” vouchers.

Lifestyle offerings to complete the day

The day does not end at the flower market as Tai Kwun’s shops and restaurants will be offering flower-themed specials from 1 April to 18 April 2021 to help everyone blossom for Spring.

Statement will present a brand-new Botanical Afternoon Tea filled with the finest selection of savoury and dessert delights infused with and inspired by fruits and flowers. Budding florists will not want to miss Touch Ceramics’s workshops on the intricacies of Japanese-style floral arrangements.

Meanwhile, thirsty visitors are invited to sample a Blooming Violet Cocktail at PAZTA while those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the cakes and cookies of confectionary Phoenix SweetsMadame Fù – Grand Café Chinois will present a Flower Blossom Tea pairing with its gold-painted chocolate dessert while Café Claudel’s La Vie en Rose Tea Set will entice guests with iced rose nougat and rosebud tea.

Guests can satisfy their wanderlust and explore Tai Kwun with even more surprises during this season of blooms. Bask in the mesmerising floral scents and get into the swing of Spring with inspirations from charming shops and restaurants at Tai Kwun.

Visitor information

Tai Kwun adopts social distancing measures in compliance to the latest safety regulations. Visitors are required to wear surgical masks, undergo temperature screening, and either scan “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code or register personal particulars. Eating and drinking in public areas is temporarily not allowed. The frequency of cleansing is being stepped up for high contact surfaces throughout the day, and hand sanitiser stations are available throughout Tai Kwun. Visit the Tai Kwun website for more details: https://www.taikwun.hk/en/visit/visiting_tai_kwun.

Programme details are subject to change, please refer to the Tai Kwun websites for news and updates.

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