About Flower Carpet Festival

Exhibition Concept & Plan

The first Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival was carried out at Taichung City Park in 2010. Afterwards, this event has been co-held with the Xinshe Flower Sea Festival in Xinshe, Taichung City. The Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival produces creative themes and a wealth of exquisite floral art installations every year. Today it has become one of the most important and notable flower festivals in Taiwan.

【Transformation of a Landfill Into a Colorful Flower Park】

Today, it has become one of the most important flower festivals in Taiwan! The 2016 Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival will take place for the first-time-ever at Huatien Green park, Houli District, Taichung. It used to be a landfill and nowadays it turns into a beautiful flower eco-park. It highlights Taichung's goal to become a low-carbon city and serves as a warm-up for the 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition!

 

Exhibition Theme

【A Dynamic Theme Park Built with Flowers and Plants】

The mascots of the 2016 Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival, Leopard Cats (Xiaofu & Lele), would like to welcome you to their fantasy dreamland.

This time we hold the festival in this flower paradise! Colorful flowers and dynamic floral art installations along the path will allow you to indulge yourself in this fairytale-like flower theme park. Following are four major highlighted exhibition areas: 1. Taiwan's first "Mechanical Carousel" flower carpet artwork, 2. the popular giant sunflower maze "Hide and Seek at flower maze", 3. the Leopard Cat flower art "Peekaboo", and 4. the splendid holiday-themed area "Christmas Garden."

In addition, ten main thematic exhibitions equipped with interactive, dynamic floral art installations are waiting for you to explore! The daily "Mechanical Flower Carpet Show" will perform once every 30 minutes. This floral art installation will immerse you in a flower paradise full of stories and colors. This unique flower-viewing experience will impress you and change your perspective of enjoying flowers! You are welcome to visit 2016 Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival. Please join our mascots, Xiaofu & Lele and have fun!


Festival Mascots

Xiaofu & Lele

Leopard Cat, found in Houli district, is one of the protected species in Taiwan. Leopard Cat brother and sister, Xiaofu and Lele serve as the spokespersons for this year's flower carpet festival. The inspiration of the name Xiaofu comes from the pronunciation of Leopard Cat in Hakka (Shafu); the name of the sister, Lele, represents happiness!

Xiaofu and Lele will show up with different appearances in the exhibition to welcome you. Let's follow them to explore the festival and have a good time!

Three characteristics of Taiwan's Leopard Cat:

1. White spots on backside of black-colored ears.
2. Two white streaks running from the eyes to forehead.
3. Coin-sized black dots covering the entire body.

About Leopard Cat

A Leopard Cat is about the shape and size of a domestic cat. The major three physical characteristics of a Leopard Cat are keys to distinguishing them. Their bodies pattern with black dots similar to coins, thus they are also known as Money Cats in Chinese. They mainly live in low elevation mountains below 500 meters of altitude, overlapping the range of human-living quarter and thus making its habitat vulnerable to ruin. They have been listed as a protected species, and are in urgent need of social concern and care.


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