2019 Jao Tsung-I Academy Flower Festival

February – March 2019

Outside Area, Mid Zone, JTIA (800 Castle Peak Road, Mei Foo)



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The Golden Age of Cinema

Well-known Hong Kong painter Mr. Wong Kum is known for his outstanding figure paintings. His oil paintings, watercolours, and sketches show solid basic skills which the view and bring appreciation to the viewer. Mr. Huang’s paintings were seen on the outdoor posters, posters in the golden age of Hong Kong films in the 1970s and 1980s,, and also in the design of stamps issued by the government. For this year’s Flower Festival, JTIA has selected the works of Mr. Wong to enable the audience to see how film posters can also be art as well as helping them recall the glory of Hong Kong movies from another perspective.

Date: 17-31 March 2019

Time: 12 noon- 6 pm

Place: Activity Rooms 2 & 4, ground floor, Block G, Mid Zone, JTIA


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Lovers Say it with Flowers

Plants experience four seasons over the course of a year, and a relationship is no, as there changes and emotional ups and downs over time.

We have collected the emotions felt at different stages of a romance, and hung words and quotations around our complex and invite you to come, see, and feel these “blooms”.

Date: 17 March 2019 (Sunday)

Time: 12 midday – 6 pm
Place: Outside Area, Mid Zone, JTIA




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Music Night Kowloon: Woodwind Quintet

A woodwind quintet will perform film and television theme songs live so that the audience will get a deeper sense of TV and movie music.

Date: 17 March (Sunday)

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Place: Theatre, Mid Zone, JTIA

Co-organizer: TY Productions

Price: $160 Early bird, $200 Walk-in

  • Sing in the New Year – Peking Opera Tea Party

We invite members of the Hong Kong Peking Opera Academy to join other Hong Kongers to come to JTIA and promote Peking opera.

Date: 24 February (Sunday)

Time; 2 pm – 5 pm

Place: Mid Zone, JTIA


  • “Flowers of Dunhuang” Concert

Date: 9 March (Saturday)

Time: 4 pm – 4:45 pm

Place: Atrium, Mid Zone, JTIA


  • Jinhai New Year Kunqu Opera

We invite Hong Kong friends of Kunqu to participate in this promotion of Kunqu Opera.

Date: 16 February (Sunday)

Time 2 pm – 5 pm

Place: Mid Zone, JTIA





  • Flower Festival Outdoor Sketching

It is rare to see in the city a mountainside spread with pink bauhinia amidst distinguished old buildings. In addition to taking photographs of the beauty of nature with a camera, you can also try to describe nature and the architecture of JTIA in a watercolor sketch, and retain this unique scenery and bring a little freehand expression to a busy life.

Instructor: Jacky Lui

About the Instructor: Jacky Lui graduated from the Hong Kong Design Institute and studied at the Oil Painting Department of the Chinese Western Academy of Fine Arts, and has a Diploma in Western Art and a Certificate in Chinese Ink Painting from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been president of the Academy of Arts in 2004 and 2005 and is a member of the China Gongbi Painting Association. He has participated in many overseas and local painting and calligraphy competitions and has won several awards. His works have been exhibited and published in China, Japan, France, and the United States. He is currently teaching painting in several kindergartens and primary school painting classes.


Date: 17 March 2019 (Sunday)

Time: 10:45 am – 12:30 pm

Admission & Cost: Family (1 adult + 1 child) $120; adults $80

Quota: 15

1. The fee includes all drawing tools, drawing and paper frames.

2. Activity is carried out outdoors, please prepare sun protection.


  • Chinese Traditional Food Workshop: Spring Rolls

Makes a set of 4 spring rolls

Date: 17 March 2019 (Sunday)

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Cost: Adults $200, $180 (special price for members), $240 (Families, 1 adult + 1 child)

Quota: 20

1. Cost includes all materials & tools, however you need to bring your own food box to hold the finished product.

2. If you participate in a family group, children must be at least 5 years of age



  • The Joy of Life Workshop: “Happiness” Leaf Painting 2.0

Jao Tsung-I Academy is surrounded by many different kinds of leaves and flowers that undergo a life cycle of ageing, yellowing, and falling. Participants will be able to understand the diversity of the natural ecology at JTIA under the guidance of the instructor. They can also collect leaves, dried flowers, and dried seeds around the complex and use them as the medium of creation. These paintings without frames will be made with branches to show the continuing vitality of these fallen leaves.

Date: 17 March (Sunday)

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Cost: $80, $72 (special price for members), $120 (families, 1 adult + 1 child)

Quota: 15

1. Cost includes all drawing materials, paper, and, paper frame.

2. Activity is carried out outdoors, please prepare sun protection.


Every spring, the old brick buildings of Jao Tsung-I Academy is covered with flowers. This year a photography contest will be held during the Flower Festival with the theme of “The Love of Flowers”. We invite you to take part in this photography contest, using your lens to take pictures of JTIA and the love and beauty of flowers.

Date: 5 February – 31 March 2019

The public is welcome to take part

Other Great Activities

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Lovers Say It with Flowers

Plants experience different forms of change throughout the year, and a relationship will also have different emotional ups and downs over time.

Hanging Around @ JTIA takes the emotions at different stages of a romance, and hangs words and quotations around the complex and invites you to spend some time to come and feel these emotions.

Date: 17-31 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Place: Outside areas low & mid-zone, Jao Tsung-I Academy

“Literary Sketching @ JTIA series

Literary sketching is the expression of emotion and the carrier of memory. A spark is always lit when literature encounters historical buildings. Jao Tsung-I Academy has witnessed over 100 years of Hong Kong history. The past used to engrave the building. It is a leisurely experience to write literature in the flower sea surrounded by red bricks. JTIA has specially invited local Hong Kong writers, Leung Wai Lok, Tsui Cheuk Yin, and Li Ho Him to organize three consecutive literary sketching activities to write literary sketches of the historical buildings of JTIA.

Date: 27 January, 24 February, 3 March, 17 March (Sunday)

Time: 2:30 pm – 4: 30 pm

Place: Activity Room 9, Block J, Mid Zone, JTIA

Cost: HK$80


  • Flower Arranging Demonstration: Creating a Gift Bouquet

    Florist from Angelica Fleurs will demonstrate how to arrange flowers and how to create a gift bouquet of flowers for your friends.  Welcome to join!

    Date: 9 March 2019 (Sunday)

    Time: 2:30 pm

    Place: Covered Atrium, Mid Zone, JTIA


Remarks: Please come and join 10 mins. before the activity time.

Friendly Partner:Angelica Fleurs

Special Offers

  • Appreciate the Flowers the Mountain Room at Heritage Lodge

From now until 31 March 2019, book the Mountain View Room at Heritage Lodge and you can experience comfortable accommodation as well as enjoying the flowers in the elegant surroundings of JTIA. For details, please browsewww.heritagelodgehk.com


  • 10% Discount Coupon on JTIA Souvenirs

Participate in the concerts, workshops and photography competitions held by Jao Tsung-I Academy in 2019 Flower Festival. You can get a 10% discount coupon for JTIA’s souvenir counter which can be found at the upper level of Block F, Mid Zone.

Coupons are subject to the following terms:

1. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

2. Not applicable to products related to the “Vivid Worlds of Chinese Characters” Exhibition.

3. This voucher cannot be transferred or sold to others.

4. JTIA reserves the right to change or cancel the offer without prior notice.


  • Lock Cha Tea Tasting

On February 24th (Sunday) and March 17th (Sunday), Lock Cha Tea House will provide free tea for tasting.

Date: 24 February (Sunday), 17 March (Sunday)

Place: Lok Cha Tea House, ground floor, Block F, Mid Zone, JTIA

(Numbers are limited, available till filled)