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.
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Whether you're a veteran gardener, a beginner or just a plant lover, we'd like to hear from you. Become a member. The society is run entirely by volunteers and we always welcome new faces and new ideas. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.
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Flower of the Month: Hong Kong Camellia
The large and red flower make it a very charming ornamental plant. This species was first discovered in 1849 in a ravine in Victoria Peak and only three individuals were found at that time. It was subsequently found in several localities in Hong Kong Island as well as in Guangdong Province
Tree of the Month: Cassia fistula (Golden-shower)
The Golden Show is named for its clusters of yellow bead-like flowers that hang gracefully down from its long and elegant branches, like a shower of yellow jewels from above.
Bird of the month: Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Tree Sparrow is "Hong Kong's "favourite bird". In addition to its lovely appearance, this bird can be found almost everywhere in Hong Kong. Some people felt they had grown up with the sparrows; some admired their energy and ability to survive in any environment - reflecting the character of people of Hong Kong! Last but not least, the name of the bird has a similar pronunciation to the popular local game "mahjong", thus raising the awareness of Tree Sparrow amongst a very unusual audience!