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Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

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China - Hong Kong SAR - Hong Kong

Institution Code: KADO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

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: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1952
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 100 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    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: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 130000
    Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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