Known as being a dynamic multicultural Asia metropolis full of old world charm, history and modernity, Hong Kong offers a truly unforgettable holiday adventure. This special administrative region of China also boasts of a rich natural heritage and provides visitors with a unique perspective on the region’s biodiversity. One such attraction worth visiting is the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden.
Enjoying a picturesque location on one of the region’s highest mountains, Tai Mo Shan, this farm and garden is an ideal place to visit with the entire family and lets you enjoy a fun filled day out in nature. As you explore the site you will come across lush gardens full of vegetables, charming woodlands, tranquil streams, greenhouses featuring beautiful flowers and even animals who have found a home here.
Set amidst an area of more than 148 hectares, the site also has educational facilities and conservation projects that help to ensure the preservation of the region’s natural treasures. Initially established in 1956 in order to provide farmers with guidance, the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden promotes sustainable agricultural practices that benefit both the community and the environment. The site also has a Farm Museum where you can get a glimpse of the farming methods and implements of the past.
This attraction has been divided into two main sections; the Upper Area is known for its breathtaking panoramic vistas, while the Lower Area is where you will find many of the site’s educational displays. The Butterfly Path, Rainbow Trail, Jackfruit Jaunt, Signpost Steps and Honey Path are amongst the many nature based paths that you can take on your adventures at the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden.
Not to be missed attractions include the Kwun Yum Garden with its Art Workshop, the Walter Kerr Memorial Gardens with its lush greenery and fascinating stream life, the Butterfly Garden which features a wide range of butterflies and moths and the Dragon Pavilion and Little Falls which is reminiscent of a primeval forest.
Those in search of a luxury hotel in Hong Kong in which to enjoy some personal pampering after an excursion at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden can stay at The Langham Hong Kong. Located in Kowloon’s Tsimshatsui area, this 5 star hotel Hong Kong also makes an ideal base from which to explore this lively locale.