The Hong Kong zoological and botanical gardens are located in the central district of the most famous city, Hong Kong, precisely on Albany Road. Surrounded by the incredible Glenealy, Robinson Road, Garden Road and Upper Albert Road, this site is covered the area approximately 13,8 acres. Since this site is located in the slope of the Victoria Peak, it is said that the area extends from 62 meters to 100 meters in height.
Needless to say, the best park in Hong Kong was built in 1871 and it is later considered to be the first garden in Hong Kong opened for public. The location of this garden is also called as Government Hill, since there is a Government House located in the northeast of this beautiful garden. No wonder if locals call this site as “Bing Tau Fa Yuen” meaning this stunning garden is dedicated for commander-in chief.
The division of the Hong Kong parks and gardens
It is said that the garden is separated from the Albany Road which is divided into two parts and the main entrance to explore the beauty is on Albany Road. To surprise you, these two gardens are linked with the tunnel. If you go to east, you will see the bronze statue depicting the figure of King George VI, jaguar cage, children’s playground, bird house, fountain terrace and plant greenhouse. In the other hand, the west part of this best park in Hong Kong is occupied with reptiles and mammals.
The animal living in this garden
Nowadays, it is reported that a half part of Hong Kong zoological and botanical gardens is used to raise and grow the animals where it is the home for 200 birds, 30 reptiles and 70 mammals. As you get into the bird house, you will meet the amazing flamingo, Hawaiian Goose, Red crowned heron, Bali Mynah and many other species. Apart from it, the mammal’s area is occupied with Siamang, Bornean Orang Utan and many more, while in reptiles you see many species of tortoise.
The plants to see in the garden
Since the site is named as Hong Kong parks and gardens, it is estimated to have 900 species of plans from the locals to foreigners, where their original habitat are commonly from tropical to subtropical zones. Some of the plants you will find in this garden such as fig, conifer, azalea, gum trees and many others. in addition, there are some endangered species like Crapnel’s Camellia, local Ailantus, yellow camellia and many others.
Visiting Hong Kong zoological and botanical gardens is not merely for fun, since most people also take the advantages of the provided information that enrich the insights about the field of Botany and Zoology. For this reason, this garden also provides some parties who want to do research program and do outdoor activities. So, if you go to this garden, you will not only gain the better understanding about the plants and animals, but also appreciation on the coexistence between the nature and living things.