Kennie Law Yuk-kin, head gardener at Government House, leads a team of 15 staff who tend plants that give colour to the site. Today and tomorrow 50,000 people are expected to pass through the gates to see the azaleas in full bloom during two open days. Ms Law, who is in her early 30s, studied fashion design before she joined the Urban Services Department in 1984. She was transferred to Government House three years ago. What's on your mind? I am thinking of all the last-minute jobs I must do to ensure the open days will be successful. I hope visitors will appreciate the flowers, the decorations and our efforts. I hope the visit will give them a green message and foster their love of horticulture. What are the favourite plants of Governor Patten and his wife? Both of them are plant lovers. They like to stroll in the gardens and appreciate different kinds of plants, and they do have some special requests. They love camellias, so we have reserved a special corner for different types and colours of the plant selected from overseas. Mrs Patten loves plants with fragrances, such as roses, ginger flowers and daffodils, so we have planted a lot of them. We have also made a small rose garden. What made you choose the job? I studied fashion design originally, but the prospects in Hong Kong were not optimistic. But I think there is a relation between fashion and plants. Both of them require colours, decorations and moods to be matched and presented in the best way. What do you feel about the uncertainty of Government House beyond the handover? No matter how the function of the premises changes, I believe they would keep the plants, because many of them are exotic and have been growing for decades. What would you choose for Mr and Mrs Patten if they wanted to take a plant home? I would choose daffodils because I know Mrs Patten loves the fragrance very much. The damp, cold climate in England also suits daffodils.