Songjiang pear flower festival to last to the end of March

The 7th Cangqiao Pear Flower Festival has kicked off in Cangqiao Pear Base in Songjiang District.

The pear flower usually lasts for about 18 days and the 66.7-hectare base will see trees in full blossom until the end of March.

During the period, the event opens from 8am to 4pm every day, admission free.

Those who are interested can adopt a pear tree at the price of 600 yuan (US$95), after which the adopter is allowed to bag away all fruit from the tree in a year.

A pear culture exhibition and a children’s carnival will also be held during the festival.