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)
Registration Information: 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.