Skip to Main Content | Skip to Section Navigation

Current & Upcoming Events

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) organises a wide variety of events and activities throughout the year. Plan your visit to join our events or see our displays. Advance booking is required for some events.
Sat15 Aug 2015 to  Sun30 Aug 2015

Nature’s Nobility – Discovering the wonders of orchids Exhibition and Art Workshop

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location:  Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

Public Events , School and Teacher's Programme , Community Group Programme

1. Nature / Objectives 
Despite its reputation as a financial hub, Hong Kong should also be known also for its ecological riches. It is part of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot; altogether, such hotspots cover about 2% of the Earth’s surface but support over 60% of its flora and fauna. They are threatened by deforestation, urbanisation, industrial agriculture and pollution, and all are losing species at a rapid rate. Orchids have delicate interactions with their environment, making them a good indicator of this looming crisis.

Orchids are found worldwide but are most diverse in the tropics with over 2,000 species in this Hotspot, and over 130 species in Hong Kong. Sadly, many are threatened by the clearance of natural forests that once stretched from India to southern China and continued poaching from remaining fragments to fuel the horticultural and medicinal trade. Visit this exhibition to learn about the amazing orchids and their conservation here – the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot.

2. Content

  • The Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
  • The natural history of orchids
  • Interactions between orchids and other organisms
  • Orchids in various cultures
  • KFBG’s orchid conservation programme
  • Sensory interaction
  • Silent appreciation for orchids and nature
  • Live orchid displays
  • Art workshops
  • Orchid repotting tutorial (on Sundays only)

 

3. Date / Time
Date: 15 – 30 August 2015
Time: 10:00  17:00

Interactive Tour and Art Workshop:

  • Morning:  10:00-12:00 (for groups)
  • Afternoon: 14:00-16:00 (for groups)

4. Venue
Central Courtyard, L0 and L1 Gallery and L2 Terrace
Jockey Club Creative Art Centre (JCCAC)
30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon

5. Fee
Free (Reservation is required for group tours)

6. Language
Cantonese or English

7. Group Size
20 – 40 Participants

8. Target Audience
Children and adults

9. Registration
Interactive Tours will also be available for individual walk-in visitors, please register at the reception upon your arrival. 

10. Enquiry
Email: edu_programme@kfbg.org
Tel: (852) 2483 7112

*Special thanks to JCCAC for sponsoring the exhibition venue.