Words and photos provided by Information Bureau of Taichung City Government
Translated by Anna Yang
Taichung City Government has been motivated to continue its efforts to create an aesthetically-pleasing flora city. In order to provide outdoor leisure and recreational spots for everyone, government plans are underway to develop a total of 41 parks, green pathways and other public spaces in various parts of the city. A variety of flowers with diverse blossoming seasons are being planted in different areas, with unique floral characteristics and trees being highlighted as part of the story behind the district where they grow. Furthermore, the public will be able to conveniently obtain seasonal blossoming updates via a related website (noted below).
For example, Taichung City Government Construction Bureau’s information indicates that the January to April cherry blossom season can be enjoyed at Xitun District’s Shizheng Park and Fuke Junior High School; North District’s Chongde Rongyuan Triangle Park and Wenchang Elementary School; Dongshi District’s Dongshih Forest Park; and Dajia District’s Tiehdianshan Zhongzheng Park. Peacock flowers can be seen at West District’s Dadun Cultural Center, while the red cassia grandis can be found in Dali District’s Dali Sports Park.
The season for the rosy trumpet tree is February to March, which leads visitors to East District’s Dazhi Park, South District’s National Chung Hsing University (river bank area), Nantun District’s Fengle Sculpture Park, North District’s Liren Junior High School, Dali’s Children’s Art Museum and ZhongMing South Road, and South District’s GongXue Second Road. At the same time, golden trumpet trees can be seen in Beitun’s Puzi Park, Xitun’s Wenshou Park, and Nantun District’s Fengfu Park.
One can enjoy an abundance of bauhinia blossoms at Shalu District’s Hung Kuang University and West District’s Greenery Calligraphy from March to April. At the same time, bead tree blossoms can be found in Nantun District’s Wenxin Forest Park and by Xitun District’s Longyang Bridge. Butterfly trees are located in South District’s Pingcuo Park, and snow-white Chinese fringe trees can be seen in North District’s National Taiwan Natural Science Museum. April to June is the season for the golden shower tree, queen crapemyrtle, as well as green ebony, whose blossoms can be appreciated at National Chung Hsing University, West District’s Meichuan pathway, North District’s Taiyuan Greenery Path, Beitun District’s Songyong Park and Renmei Elementary School, and Fengyuan District’s Fengcun Elementary School. The mix of red, orange and green delonix regia can also be seen at West District’s Da Dun Cultural Center.
Every October to March, you can view Hong Kong orchid trees in Dali Sports Park, while April to November is the time for taking in Madagascar almond trees at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium and Chung Hsing University’s underpass. In all seasons, there is also plenty of verdant trees to be found at Xitun District’s Rongyuan (park) on DaRong Street; cinnamomum camphora trees are on display at West District’s National Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, and autumn maple trees are a highlight in West District’s Chedong Park.
January to April is the perfect season for appreciating the cherry blossoms at Dongshi Forest Park, where Tung blossoms come into bloom from March to May. The colder months of November and December are the season for maple trees and from December to January you can enjoy plum blossoms and related festivities at this Park.
Taichung City Government has listed a number of flower blossom seasons and flora characteristics for the public, including both commonly-seen and unique flower types. The Construction Bureau will provide this flower-viewing information at http://bit.ly/2t6UGjM so that both residents and tourists can seek out the details they need to enjoy the flowers and trees in Taiwan’s Most Livable City.