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Zhuzihu Festival of Calla-Lily is coming soon. Time for a romantic trip

Do you know when calla-lily began to be cultivated in Zhuzihu? Do you know that japonica rice was first successfully grown in Zhuzihu? Do you know the tricks of picking calla-lily? Do you want to know more about the story of Zhuzihu and calla-lily? Don’t miss the tour and activities specially prepared by the Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government and Beitou Farmers’ Association to all of you! In addition to the guided ecological tour to Zhuzihu, we will bring you to enjoy the fun of picking calla-lily. Let’s meet at Zhuzihu, Taipei to enjoy the lovely scenes of calla-lily and pick their gorgeous flowers. 

The commissioner Lin Chung-chieh of the Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government expressed that since the cultivation of japonica rice, high mountain vegetables, and other produce in Zhuzihu in early times, the agricultural production means of most farms have been changed into leisure farms with the government’s counseling. At present, Zhuzihu produces more than 80% of the calla-lily in Taiwan. Now, about 30% to 50% of them have bloomed. In some places, even 60% to 70% of the flowers have bloomed. Between March and April, it is the best season for us to enjoy the beautiful views of calla-lily in Yangmingshan.

The romantic “Zhuzihu Festival of Calla-Lily” expected by you all will be held from March 24 to April 23. The Department of Economic Development has also planned a series of activities for visitors. You are welcome to visit Zhuzihu, Yangmingshan to enjoy the romantic atmosphere of being surrounded by the gorgeous calla-lily.

Route 1: Tranquil nature trip at the upper Zhuzihu
Gather at the parking lot at Zhuzihu entrance à japonica rice field story house à guided tour to the ecological and humanistic scenes in Zhuzihu (east lake zone) à Flower Valley Calla-Lily Garden (calla-lily picking + pancake set meal or thick slice toast set meal)
Activities dates: 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, and 4/25 (every Tuesday)
Route 2 Vivid Calla-Lily Boulevard Tour
Gather at the parking lot at Zhuzihu entrance à japonica rice field story house à guided tour to the ecological and humanistic scenes in Zhuzihu (east lake zone) àDiscovering Life Gardening (calla-lily picking + featured meal)
Activities dates: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, and 4/27 (every Thursday)
Zhuzihu Calla-Lily Festival Tour Signup Information (Signup starts from today. With limited vacancies, first come, first served.)
Reminders:

  • Tour fees, $NT300 per person (including insurance, guided tour, flower picking, and afternoon tea or refreshment). Must sign up in advance. Tour will be taken with every group of 10 people. Visitors should arrive at the meeting place for registration (9:30 am). The tour will end at noon.
  • Please sign up by phone or fax. When signing up, please provide the visitor’s name, ID number, date of birth, and contact phone number (daytime contact phone or cellphone number) for the convenience of further communication.
  • Sign-up hotline: 02-2892-4185 ext. 340 or 450. Fax no.: 02-2893-0227, Promotion Section, Beitou Farmers’ Association.

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Fig. 1 – Scenery of a calla-lily garden at upper Zhuzihu, photo by Kang, Nai-yuan

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Fig. 2 - Scenery of a calla-lily garden at upper Zhuzihu, photo by Kang, Nai-yuan

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Fig 3 – Scenery of a calla-lily garden along the calla-lily boulevard, photo by Kang, Nai-yuan

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Fig. 4 – Scenery of a calla-lily garden along the calla-lily boulevard, photo by Kang, Nai-yuan

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Fig 5 – Scenery of a calla-lily garden after rain, with small rain frogs hopping around, photo by Kang, Nai-yuan 2016

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Fig 6 – Scenery of a calla-lily garden after rain, with small rain frogs hopping around, photo by Kang, Nai-yuan 2016

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  • Updated: 2017/3/16 10:12
  • Reviewed: 2017/3/16 10:11

  • Source: Department of Economic Development ,Taipei City Government