25 September - HK Park Landscaping Walk with Adam Powell 6 October - Zoom Cafe with Arthur van Langenberg on Medicine, Health and Gardening 9 October - Afternoon Tea with Mr Lam Chiu Ying on Effects of Climate Change on Gardening in Hong Kong 20 October - Zoom Cafe with Keith Wong on Save Local Bees Conservation Program 18, 26 & 28 October - Foraging with Wanda Huang 19 October - Jason Wordie talks about colonial Heritage Foods at Club Lusitano (a Club Lusitano event that HKGS members are invited to attend)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month (except PH): 17:00 - 18:00 HKGS Zoom Cafe (members only)
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.
Join us ... and join in 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.
Flowers of the Month
Brief Bloomers Two members of the Cactus family enliven our evenings at this time of year. They start to open in the late afternoon, releasing a heavy perfume until they start to wilt soon after midnight. They cling to trees, walls and rocks adding an exotic touch to any garden.
Distinguished Year-round Resident With its soothing call and pretty necklace of spotted feathers, Spilopelia chinensis chinensis is one of Hong Kong’s most widespread resident birds. Found in a wide range of rural and urban habitats, this Spotted Dove is easy to identify.
Credits: Karen and Ruy Barretto (photo by Matthew Kwan)
Tree of the Month
From the African Savannah to the Concrete Heart of Central Kigelia bipinnata puzzles most people who see it in the City Hall Memorial Garden. The large red-wine coloured flowers hang in spectacular racemes before the seedpods develop, festooning the tree like so many sausages, giving rise to its almost inevitable common name, the African Sausage Tree. The taste is unknown, but the seeds reputably have medicinal properties.