The Chi Lin Nunnery is a Buddhist temple complex on Diamond Hill in Hong Kong. It is regarded as one of the most majestic looking religious shrines in the country that combines exquisite wooden architecture, exquisite flora and greenery with the serene chanting of the nuns.
Kadoorie Farms & Botanical Garden, formerly known as Kadoorie Experimental and Extension Farm, is one of the most spectacular places for nature and animal lovers in Hong Kong. Situated on the top of one of the highest mountain peaks of Hong Kong - Tai Mo Shan, it is a wildlife and botanical sanctuary and conservatory which promises the visitors a worthwhile peaceful time in the lap of nature.
Located at Albany Road in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the oldest zoological and botanical garden in the world which is home to a number of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants. Also referred to as Bing Tau Fa Yuen by the locals ('Bing Tau' means the head of soldiers and 'Fa Yuen' means garden), it is used for research purposes and to spread awareness about the different species with its educational programmes. Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is an ideal place to be visited by nature lovers, botanists, and tourists with young ones in tow.
Home to over 27 species of trees and numerous birds and insects, the Chater Garden is a public park is situated close to the Chater Road. The garden also provides a tree walk that takes visitors through its green collection. Chater garden also is home to quite a few colourful flora and fruit-bearing trees and shrubs. There are toilet facilities as well. Some of the tourist attractions close to the garden are the peak tram and the HK zoo.
Organised within a conventional Chinese-styled garden, the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is situated at Mong Kok in Kowloon. It hosts an array of stores which avail rare birds, birds such as parrots and finches, bamboo cages, porcelain cutlery and bird care essentials for sale. The bird garden is home to at least 50 birds.
This public park located on Tsim Tsui East was officially dedicated to the public in 1983. The garden is separated into the West Park near Chatham Road South and the East Park near Mody Road and united by the Hilton Towers-Peninsula Centre corridor. The park on the east is a traditional open outlet. There are a number of water spouts and a fountain with seating within the garden premises as well.
The Western Lotus Pond Garden is situated towards the west of the Nunnery Lotus Ponds. However, this garden does not house any lotus ponds and is infact an extension to the Chi Lin Nunnery, which the Western Lotus Pond Garden is a part of. The garden houses some well-manicured greenery and also hosts a bonsai exhibitions sometimes. The Western Lotus Pond Garden can be entered via the western entrance gate. There are vegetarian restaurants here as well.
As the name suggests, Nina Fossil Garden houses various tree fossils from a couple of million years into the past. Situated outside the Nina Tower on Yueng Uk Road, this fossil garden is Hong Kong's most widespread tree fossil arena. The 80000 sq. ft. Nina Fossil Garden also has a few sculptures installed on its grounds. Apart from these, there are continuously functioning solar panels equipped here as well.
Hong Kong flourishes in greenery. How many of these wonderful green hubs would you like to visit? Let us know in the comments below.