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Shing Mun Arboretum (Hong Kong)

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China - Hong Kong SAR

Institution Code: SMHK

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Shing Mun Arboretum (Hong Kong)

Shing Mun Arboretum is home to many interesting trees and plants. These include many bamboo species, protected plants, plants named after renowned botanists, plants first recorded in Hong Kong and wild camellias native to Hong Kong. A visit to the arboretum is more educating than reading a botanical field guide.

Main Address:
Shing Mun Arboretum (Hong Kong)
Shing Mun County Park
New Territories
Hong Kong SAR China

Telephone: (852) 2150 6900
Fax: (852) 2376 3749
URL: http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_cou/cou_vis_cou_sm/cou_vis_cou_sm.html
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: NK
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1977
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1400 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1400 Hectares
    Latitude: 22.3964
    Longitude: 114.1094
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 城门标本林 (香港)
  • Local Address: 中国香港新界城门郊野公园
  • Locality: City: 新界
  • Locality: State: 香港

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 7000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 270
  • Special Collections:At the last count in 2000, this green sanctuary boasted more 7,000 trees belonging to over 270 species native to Hong Kong or Southern China. Among them are many rare and endangered species. Indeed, the arboretum plays a vital role in flora conservation.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes