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Gardening Scotland 2013 highlights natural life style


10:41, June 01, 2013

EDINBURGH, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Gardening Scotland 2013 opened on Friday as the highlight of the year for Scotland's gardeners to choose natural life style with various of plants, vegetable and flowers.

In the 14th year since its launch in 2000, the three-day event is expected to attract around 40,000 visitors with more than 400 exhibitors taking part to sell everything for the garden.

Top nurseries from across the United Kingdom stages the biggest plant fair in Scotland, while garden designers and landscapers have created fantasy gardens, and the Cookery and Demonstration Theater hosts top Scottish chefs creating delicious food with home-grown vegetables.

Experts dispense gardening advice at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardening Theater, while the National Vegetable society presents a grand stand with various vegetables.

Jim Williams, Chairman of Scottish branch of National Vegetable Society, told Xinhua that home-grown vegetables are taken as a hobby for gardeners and provide healthy and fresh vegetables for people consumption.

An exhibition by Ian Barbour displays 667 different varieties of seed potatoes with the aim to set new Guinness World Record as the amount of varieties is 84 more than the current record set in 2004, according to the show organizers.

A one-and-a-half ton giant panda, made from turf, was established inside the "Five Senses of the Orient" Garden by Ray Howie for veterans charity and the five senses are indicated as Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.

Organized by the Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Chinese Culture Association, Chinese exhibition stands attracted many visitors with the style of classical gardens of Suzhou in East China, Chinese craftworks, Chinese tea performance and traditional medicine service, as well as the musical performance of Guzheng.

Scottish Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse and Ma Deyun, Charge d'affaires of Chinese Consulae General in Edinburgh are among the honored guests who visited Gardening Scotland 2013 on Friday.

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