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Plant Encounters

  1. Introduction

    Do you know how many plant species can be found in the wild in Hong Kong?

    Have you ever wondered how these native plants are pollinated?

    Do you know which species can be used to make natural dyes and preserves or to celebrate particular festivals?

    Plants are all around us, but how much do you know about the many ways in which they support our lives?

    We are excited to announce that KFBG will be launching its new Plant Encounters programme in February 2024 to introduce visitors to the diversity of Hong Kong native plants. Given the irreplaceable role that plants play in quietly providing breathable air, water, nourishment, medicines and clothing, it is time to look closer and appreciate their life-sustaining qualities. Each 30-minute Plant Encounters session offers a unique opportunity to learn from a KFBG botanist to deepen your understanding of the generous, green world that surrounds us.

    Keep an eye on the monthly schedule and join us to delve into our beautiful but threatened flora – and grow your understanding of why protecting native plants is a vital shared responsibility.

    2. Schedule and Details

    Date

    22 & 28 February 2024

    Theme

    Fiery flora! Red fruits and flowers to welcome in the Year of Dragon

    Time

     

    Morning Session

    Afternoon Session

    11:00 - 11:30 am

    2:30 - 3:00 pm

    Gathering Time

    10:45 am

    2:15 pm

    Capacity

    15

    15

    Gathering Point

    Plant Encounters Registration Counter(in the main visitor reception area of KFBG)

    Event Venue

    Lower Hillside of KFBG (outdoors)

    Note:
    a. Each person can sign up for a maximum of four people for any one session.
    b. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
    c. Please arrive at the Plant Encounters Registration Counter in the main visitor reception area of KFBG no later than the specified gathering time. KFBG volunteers will lead the visitors to the venue.
    d. Programme schedule is subject to change without prior notice. The latest Plant Encounters schedule will be announced on the KFBG website.

 

  1. Target Group
    All welcome.

  2. Language
    Cantonese or English with Cantonese interpretation.

  3. Application
    Pre-register online on the KFBG website by 5:00pm the day before the scheduled session or sign up on the day at the Plant Encounters Registration Counter near the main visitor Reception if vacancies are still available.
    22 February 2024 Morning Session 11:00 – 11:30 am
    22 February 2024 Afternoon Session 2:30 – 3:00 pm
    28 February 2024 Morning Session 11:00 – 11:30 am
    28 February 2024 Afternoon Session 2:30 – 3:00 pm
       
  4. Remarks
    a. Participants will be guided along one or more of KFBG’s narrow trails in the Lower Hillside area, some of which have uneven surfaces, steps and slopes. Applicants should assess their own physical/health condition before applying. Also, please wear appropriate shoes.
    b. Plant Encounters may be cancelled at short notice in the event of severe weather warnings (e.g. Typhoon Signal no.3 or above, Red or Black Rainstorm Warning). Please check our website or confirm with our staff at Reception about the programme schedule before your visit.
    c. In the event of heavy rain (including Amber Rainstorm Warning), an indoor session will be offered instead. 
    d. Payment is not refundable unless the event is cancelled due to severe weather warnings.

  5. Fee

    Visitors

    Fee (HKD)

    Aged 12 and above

    $50

    Aged 4 to 11

    $25

    Aged below 4

    Free of Charge

    Note: 
    a. The price does not include KFBG admission fee. 
    b. Income will be used to support KFBG's plant conservation work.


  6. Enquiry

    For more information, please visit our Facebook or Instagram page for updates. Please contact Fiona Lo at 2483 7226 during office hours (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email to fiona.lo@kfbg.org for any event-related enquiries.