Chinese Peonies Shine at Gardening Scotland
Despite a chill in Edinburgh in early June, a national gardening and outdoor living show makes spring roll into Edinburgh. The 20th year of Gardening Scotland took place from the 31st May to 2nd June 2019 in the grounds of the Royal Highland Centre, attracting tens of thousands of visitors and many quality exhibitors. Spring is in the air as visitors rejoiced in
the color and fragrance of nature. The Chinese Exhibition, presented by the Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh and organized by the Edinburgh Chinese Culture Association (ECCA) was once again a spectacular. The elegant and graceful Suzhou Garden setting greeted visitors' eyes before they were amazed at the outrageously beautiful peonies in bloom.
Visitors meanwhile also immersed themselves in Chinese culture, enjoying tea ceremony twined with Guzheng playing and receiving transcripts of their names in Chinese calligraphy.
The Consul General Pans visited the Stand of Chinese Consulate and thanked volunteers and ECCA for their careful preparation and hard work. Consul General said that Gardening Scotland brought good opportunities to display Chinese culture and to promote Sino-Scottish cultural exchanges. He complimented the organizers on their creativity in setting up the Chinese Stand with the Peony Flower Show this year, which showcased the unique beauty of China.