From growing things to garden history, from urban greening to organic farming, our interests are wide-ranging. We offer a chance for all who share a love of plants to meet. For more than 30 years, we have delighted in garden visits, overseas trips, talks and social events. The Hong Kong Gardening Society gives us a chance to learn, as well as to exchange knowledge and experience with others.
There are special interest groups to join for those with a passion for orchids or wondering how to grow things in confined spaces like rooftops and balconies. We also partner with others to spread awareness of Hong Kong's rich biodiversity and abundance of flora and fauna.
7 Jul Plant & Garden Photography Workshop
8 Jul Committee Meeting
21 Jul Plant & Garden Photography Workshop
29 Jul Tai Po Waterfront Park Guided Tour &
6 Aug AGM & Dinner
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Flowers of the Month:
Heliconia rostrata (Parrot’s Beak Heliconia, Hanging Lobster Claw, Pico de Loro) thrives in tropical heat. Native to the Western Amazon, it is one of the best known members of this showy family, popular with gardeners and florists alike. It loves Hong Kong summers when it reaches over 2 metres.
(credits to Akira Kada)
Bird of the month:
The Black-collared Starling, Gracupica nigricollis, is a bird of the open countryside. Its loud and cheerful piping cry is one of the most pleasant sounds to hear on a ramble. The largest of the local starlings, it is black and white with a patch of yellow skin around and behind the eye.
(credits to Karen and Ruy Barretto)
Tree of the Month:
Cassia fistula, or Golden Shower is a common ornamental tree in most parts of the world. its diverse Chinese names (豬腸豆/臘腸樹/阿勒勃refer to the sausage shape of the fruit pod while others are converted directly from its Sanskrit name.
(credits to Chiky Cheuk Yuet Wong)