Tian'anmen Square National Day flowerbed tradition series 1986

A giant flowerbed has been installed at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, for the celebration of the upcoming National Day.

The flowerbed themed “Blessings to the Motherland” is 18 meters high. It holds representative flowers of all localities, including peonies and Chinese roses, as well as fruits such as pomegranates and apples.

Beijing started decorating Tian'anmen Square with large flower arrangements for National Day in 1984.

They have since become a tradition in the capital for the National Day holiday each October, developing their design over the years.

The following are photos of flowerbeds at Tian'anmen Square from 1986 to 2019.