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Xi'an Horticultural Expo 2011

Brief Introduction

Xi'an Horticultural Expo 2011

Theme: The enduring prosperity of the dualism of nature and mankind as reflected in the purposeful harmony between the urban and the rural, also within the city

Where: The all-new Ziwei Urban Gardensite, aka Flowing Gardens, at the Guangyuntan Scenic Area in the Chan-Ba Ecological District of the city of Xi'an

When: 28 April to 22 October, 2011

Slogan: Green Leads the Trend!

The 2011 Xi'an International Horticultural Exposition – to be referred to in the following, except where it might lead to ambiguity, as the Expo – will be held at the all-new exposition site, Flowing Gardens, located within the Guangyuntan*(1) Scenic Area in the Chan-ba Ecological District of northeastern Xi'an City. The 2011 Xi'an International Horticultural Exposition marks the third time that this important event – recognized by professional horticulturalists as the "Horticultural Olympic" – will be held in China, the two previous instances being the 2006 Shenyang International Horticultural Exposition, held in the city of Shanyang, capital of Liaoning Province, and the 1999 Kunming International Horticultural Exposition, held in the city of Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province.  » Read More about Xi'an Horticultural Expo 2011

The Emblem

Expo EmblemThe emblem of the expo, the pomegranate blossom, is highly appropriate since it embodies a series of "concentric-ring" petal shapes of increasing complexity (the "rings" are polygonal, with each successive polygonal shape possessing an increasing number of sides), each of which shapes corresponds to an important Chinese principle that is directly relevant to the expo in one way or another. » Read More

The Mascot

Expo MascotThe expo's mascot is formed from the same pomegranate theme with the aforementioned polygonal symbolism. It is a very friendly, trusting, stylized human-like figure whose oversized head is a pomegranate that ends in a shock of "hair" – a flower, albeit, a flower that looks more like a daisy than the pomegranate blossom. On the chest of the figure is a stylized pomegranate blossom »Read More

Xian International Horticultural Expo Map

Map of Xi'an Horticultural Expo 2011


Recommended Tour Routes

There are five access points to Flowing Gardens (see our specially annotated map): three along the "northern" perimeter and two along the "southern" perimeter (the rectangular Flowing Gardens is situated on a northwest-southeast axis, so the "northern" perimeter is actually the northeastern perimeter while the "southern" perimeter is actually the southwestern perimeter), comprising, in all, the main entrance (Guangyun Entrance) and four secondary entrances. Of these five entrances, only three are open to the public at large; one (the northwestern entrance) is a special entrance for tour groups only, while the other is a service entrance for official expo business only. »Read More

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