Department for International Trade has led on the launch of the UK Garden and Pavilion at Beijing Expo 2019, the largest horticultural exhibition in the world. It includes five months of cultural, creative and other activities developed with partners British Council, VisitBritain and more.
Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Beijing, Christina Scott said: "Our garden is a vibrant celebration of British horticultural heritage and creativity. We are delighted to be sharing it with all the visitors here at the Beijing Expo. I hope they will be inspired by our exciting programme that includes the best of Britain in film, sport, television, and music."
The UK's theme s ‘Innovation for a Greener Future’ and its Expo programming is built around clean energy, environmental protection, and green finance, among other similar ideas.
The events programme begins with a showcase of UK gin hosted by the Food is GREAT campaign, culminating in a ‘National Day’ celebration on September 17.
The UK Garden spans health, personal and urban spaces, bio-diversity, UK heritage and art. Also featured will be installations by sculptor Rob Mulholland, using a variety of different materials and forms to show the delicate relationship between humans and the natural world.
Image: Beijing Expo 2019