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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”.






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
Primary Email:

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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