The 2017 Calla Lily Festival
Date: March 24 – April 23
Venue: Zhuzihu, Yangmingshan
Do you have any idea about when calla lilies started to call Zhuzihu home? Do you know that japonica rice was first successfully cultivated in Zhuzihu? What are the tips to pluck calla lilies? Interested in finding out more stories about Zhuzihu and the flower?
The Department of Economic Development (DED) has joined hands with Beitou Farmers’ Association in presenting the Calla Lily Festival between March 24 and April 23. Flower enthusiasts should not miss out on the opportunity to learn more about this beautiful plant.
According to DED Commissioner Lin Chung-chieh, most of the farms at Zhuzihu have been shifted from rice- and vegetable-growing farms in the early days to recreational farms today. Accounting for over 80 percent of the island’s total calla lilies production, Zhuzihu has seen somewhere between 30 to 50 percent of the flowers blossoming, with some areas reaching as high as 60 to 70 percent. The months of March and April are prime time to appreciate calla lilies.
DED invites the public to visit Zhuzihu in Yangmingshan and experience the romance permeating the air, and to participate in a wide range of activities and events spanning ecological tours, hands-on flower picking sessions, and more.
Program Schedule for the 2017 Calla Lily Festival
Itinerary 1: A trip to Dinghu highlighting natural serenity
Zhuzihu entrance parking lot→Japonica Farm Story House→Zhuzihu ecological guided tours (Donghu area)→Floral Valley calla lily farm (calla lily plucking and waffle set or toast set)
Date: 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 (Tuesday) Itinerary 2: Calla lily path
Zhuzihu entrance parking lot→japonica farm story house→Zhuzihu ecological guided tours (Donghu area) →Discover Life Recreational Garden (calla lily picking and special meal)
Date: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (Thursday)
1. Fee: NT$300 (including insurance, guide tours, flower picking, and meals)
2. Advanced registration is required. Each group will comprise 10 participants, who must arrive at the meeting place at 9:30 AM. The tour will end at noon.
3. Please sign up via phone (TEL: 02-2892-4185, ext. 340, 450) or fax to Beitou Farmers’ Association (FAX: 02-2893-0227). Participants should provide their name, ID, birthday, and contact info.
Take buses 128 or S8 from MRT Shipai Station.
Take buses 129 or S9 from MRT Beitou Station to Zhuzihu. Visitors can also take bus 230 to Yangnmingshan Bus Terminal and transfer to buses 108, 128, 129, S8, S9, 124, 131, or 131 shuttle.
From Taipei Railway Station, take buses 260 (including 260 shuttle and Flower Clock Line) to Yangmingshan Bus Terminal and transfer to buses 108, 128, 129, S8, S9, 124, 131, or 131 shuttle.
From MRT Jiantan Station, either take buses 260 (including 260 shuttle and Flower Clock Line) or R5 to Yangmingshan Bus Terminal, or take buses 111 or 127 to Yangmingshan Second Parking Lot. After disembarking at the respective stops, transfer to buses 108, 128, 129, S8, S9, 124, 131, or 131 shuttle.
From MRT Jiannan Road Station, take bus 681 to Yangmingshan Second Parking Lot and transfer to buses 108, 128, 129, S8, S9, 124, 131, or 131 shuttle.
From MRT Wanfang Community Station, take bus 109 to Yangmingshan Second Parking Lot and transfer to buses 108, 128, 129, S8, S9, 124, 131, or 131 shuttle.
From the National Health Insurance Building on Gongyuan Road, take Royal Bus Corporation’s “Taipei-Jinshan Line” directly to Zhuzihu.
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