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Shing Mun Arboretum, AFCD

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China - Hong Kong SAR - Hong Kong

Institution Code: HK

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Shing Mun Arboretum, Hong Kong SAR
Shing Mun Arboretum, Hong Kong SAR

About the Shing Mun Arboretum, AFCD

The Shing Mun Arboretum occupies a total area of 4 hectares of abandoned terraced fields. Tree planting began in the early 1970s. To date, the Arboretum has a total collection of some 300 species, most of which are indigenous to Hong Kong or South China. The Arboretum, which preserves specimens of various plant species including the rare and endangered plants of Hong Kong, plays a significant role in flora conservation.

The Arboretum also displays plant specimens of a wide variety of interesting collections. They include a collection of of bamboos, protected plant species, plants named after Botanists, plants first discovered in Hong Kong and Camellias found in Hong Kong Countryside, etc. The Arboretum indeed provides an excellent place for learning plants in the countryside.

Main Address:
Shing Mun Arboretum, AFCD
For correspondence: Flora Conservation Section, AFCD
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, 7th Floor
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Telephone:
Fax:
URL: http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conservation/con_flo/con_flo_shing/con_flo_shing.html
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 22.3813
    Longitude: 114.1686
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Shing Mun Arboretum / 城 門 標 本 林
  • Local Address: Inside Shing Mun Country Park / 位於城門郊野公園內
  • Locality: City: Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 40000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: No

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 300
  • Special Collections:To date, the Arboretum has a total collection of some 300 species, most of which are indigenous to Hong Kong or South China. The Arboretum preserves various plant species including the rare and endangered plants of Hong Kong.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes