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Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

China - Hong Kong SAR - Hong Kong

Institution Code: KADO

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

About the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

About KFBG

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) is situated on the northern slopes of Hong Kong’s highest mountain – Tai Mo Shan (957 metres). Within KFBG are streams, woodlands, orchards and vegetable terraces – together with conservation and education facilities.

KFBG, today, is a unique public-private partnership, incorporated and designated as a conservation and education centre by Ordinance (Chapter 1156) in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong on 20th January, 1995. While KFBG is a public organisation, it is privately funded by the Kadoorie Foundation.

Since 1995, KFBG has focused on promoting conservation and sustainable living in Hong Kong and South China, with programmes on flora and fauna conservation and the promotion of organic agricultural practices.

KFBG’s mission statement is “We exist to increase the awareness of our relationship with the environment and bring about positive change in the world through conservation and education”.


關於本園

嘉道理農場暨植物園(本園)位於本港最高山脈大帽山(957米)北坡下。園內清溪匯流,翠林環抱,還有不少果園和梯田,以及各種保育及教育設施。

今天的嘉道理農場暨植物園是一間獨特的公私營合作機構。在1995年1月20日,立法局通過嘉道理農場暨植物園公司條例(第1156章),本園正式成為保育及教育中心。本園雖為公共機構,但經費是來自私營的嘉道理基金。

自1995年起,本園致力於推廣香港和華南地區的保育及永續生活,並推行各類計劃促進動植物保育和有機農業。

本園的使命是「本園致力提高大眾對人與環境關係的認識,透過保育和教育,積極改善世界」。

Main Address:
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Lam Kam Road, Tai Po,
New Territories
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Telephone: 852 2488 1317
Fax: 852 2488 3035
URL: www.kfbg.org
Primary Email: floracon@kfbg.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Andy Brown
    Curator's Name: Dr. Charlotte Shiu
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 50
    Educational Staff Number: 7
    Research Staff Number: 10
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Trust: Y
  • Date founded: 1952
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 100 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 48 Hectares
  • Total Area: 148 Hectares
    Latitude: 22.3813
    Longitude: 114.137
    Annual Rainfall: 3000 mm
    Altitude: 170.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 200 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 100 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: None
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 嘉道理农场暨植物园 (香港)
  • Local Address: 中国香港新界大埔林锦公路
  • Locality: City: 新界
  • Locality: State: 香港

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Arboretum: N
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 130000
    Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Sustainability: Y
    Agriculture: Y
    Land Restoration: Y
    Urban Environments: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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