Visiting the Ornamental Gardens in Cho Lach

The people of Ben Tre are used to living with their gardens and rice fields. So they are known to be very creative in plant crafting, transplanting and seedling farming. Not only are they assiduous and skillful in their work, they also are self-made experts in plants and decoration. They command certain scientific knowledge in order to produce new species of plants with better high-yielding fruit and more beautiful flower. They can supply seedling and ornamental plants not only for the whole province but also to neighbouring areas, to the Middle Part and the Central Highland.

The biggest gardens of Cho Lach also develop the flower farming industry making life better and more beautiful. With the hereditary craftsmanship, they are now masters in plants shaping. They can create dragons, unicorns, turtles, phoenixes and a range of other animals just by using ready-made metal frames to shape the branches and leaves. They are said to "blow the soul" into those shapes to make them lively and attractive.

Seedling and ornamental tree growing is the main occupation in Cho Lach district, most of which are in Cai Mon Village, Vinh Thanh Commune.

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