Villages of Southwestern Ornamental Flowers Burst into Color

 Vietnam’s southwestern region features many renowned flower villages, such as the Sa Dec flower village in Dong Thap, Phu Tho-Ba Bo village in Can Tho City, Cai Mon village in Ben Tre and My Tho village in Tien Giang Province. Ahead of the Tet holidays, the flower villages entered their busiest time of the year to prepare their flower and ornamental plants for sale in the western provinces, Ho Chi Minh City and beyond.

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southwestern ornamental flower villages in full bloom

Flower villages in the southeastern region have a fresh look ahead of spring

Sa Dec flower village is known as the flower kingdom of the Mekong Delta. It supplies flowers to numerous provinces and cities across the country. With over 2,300 households and an area of over 500ha dedicated to flower cultivation, Sa Dec is home to more than 2,000 species of ornamental flowers. The value of ornamental flower production in Sa Dec accounts for over 60 percent of its agricultural production value. This year, the village has introduced new flower varieties such as daisy diamond, violet, Ri roses, and unique blue roses, setting itself apart from other types of roses in the market.

For many years, the local farmers in Sa Dec have combined flower cultivation and ornamental plant development with tourism. Sa Dec flower village has become a popular destination in the southwestern region, attracting tourists to enjoy the beauty of the flower city, go shopping, and indulge in the sights and sounds of spring.

In addition to Sa Dec village in Dong Thap, Cai Mon flower village is also a vibrant flower village in the southwestern region. Located in Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province and surrounded by the Tien, Ham Luong, and Co Chien rivers, Cai Mon village covers an area of 40ha with 3,400 households cultivating various types of ornamental flowers. The village supplies approximately four million ornamental flower products of different varieties to the market each year. Cai Mon is also known for its bonsai plants and yellow apricot (Ochna integerrima) trees.

My Tho City, in Tien Giang Province, is another significant flower cultivation area. It not only meets the local demand but also supplies neighboring provinces and Ho Chi Minh City. The floriculture industry in My Tho has expanded rapidly in response to increasing demand. Through advanced farming techniques, farmers are now able to make most flowers bloom during Tet, the Lunar New Year.

Southern Vietnam, particularly in the southeast region, has a preference for red or yellow flowers such as apricot flowers and daisies of different kinds, as they are seen as symbols of good luck. The vast and colorful flower fields contribute to the vitality and beauty of the region during spring. The sight of junks and boats adorned with flowers floating along the Tien and Hau rivers has become a special feature of the water-covered southwestern region in spring.

Ngoc Thao