The 2023 Slender West Lake Golden Autumn Chrysanthemum Exhibition has kicked off, offering an opportunity for enthusiasts to bask in the breathtaking beauty of blossoms.
Sightseers visit Slener West Lake, Yangzhou with flowers blooming. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
With pleasant temperatures, this annual event in Yangzhou's Slender West Lake runs from Nov 1 to 26 in 2023. The exhibition showcases a splendid array of chrysanthemums, which are not just potted plants but an embodiment of the city's artistic allure.
Chrysanthemums, though different varieties, starts to bloom in early November against Slender West Lake. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Visitors can enjoy the golden hues of ginkgo leaves mingling with the autumn sunlight in a warm ambiance. At the local bonsai museum, chrysanthemum-themed bonsai arrangements mixed by skilled horticulturists showcase their unique creativity and craftsmanship while accentuating the flowers' natural beauty.
The exhibition is a true visual feast, and the city's scenic and cultural charm is fully shown when tourists wander through all kinds of artistic displays of chrysanthemums.
Chrysanthemum-themed arrangement is exhibited at the local bonsai museum. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Chrysanthemums have deep roots in Yangzhou, as they symbolize its culture. With thousands of varieties and over ten thousand chrysanthemum pots on display, including traditional favorites and creatively shaped varieties, there's something for everyone to appreciate and cherish.
As you enter the scenic area of Slender West Lake this autumn, you'll be greeted by a vibrant and enchanting panorama of chrysanthemums in various colors and shapes, making you feel like walking into a painting where nature's wonders meld with artistic design in a harmonious symphony of colors and shapes.