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Shanghai garden wins AIPH prize at Tangshan Expo

The garden designed, built and maintained by the Chinese city of Shanghai has won the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) prize for the best garden at the AIPH-approved Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition 2016 in China.

The Prize was presented during the Closing Ceremony of this major Expo which has attracted over five million visitors over the last six months.

Chairman of the International Honorary Jury and Secretary General of AIPH, Tim Briercliffe, commented on the winning garden saying: “The Shanghai Garden stood out from all the 30 gardens at the Expo. Its brilliant design provided different perspectives at different heights and made use of water, plants and well-chosen landscaping materials to show how it is possible to create a beautiful oasis in the middle of a city. In addition, the plants selected were perfect and the maintenance throughout the Expo was outstanding. All the jury were unanimous in identifying this garden as the winner.”

Other gardens to be recognised by the jury included:

1. EXPO 2016 Tangshan Organising Committee Award:
South Korea Garden
Shanghai Garden
Hangzhou Garden

2. EXPO 2016 Tangshan Garden Grand Award:
Hungary Garden
Sweden Garden
Beijing Garden
Xiamen Garden
Wuhan Garden
Suzhou Garden

3. EXPO 2016 Tangshan Garden Gold Award:
Netherlands Garden
Japan Garden
Germany Garden
Kunming Garden
Changzhou Garden
Chongqing Garden
Haixizhou Garden
Guangzhou Garden
Hohhot Garden

4. EXPO 2016 Tangshan Garden Silver Award:
France Garden
UK Garden
US Garden
Italy Garden
Tianjin Garden
Zhangzhou Garden
Qingdao Garden
Xi’an Garden
Shenyang Garden
Macau Garden
Hong Kong Garden
Taiwan Garden

The competition was managed, organised and implemented by the China Flower Association. The trophy was presented on 16 October during the Closing Ceremony of the Expo by AIPH Vice President, Professor Zhang Qixiang.

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