Kadoorie Farms & Botanical Gardens is a magical spot up in the northern territories of Hong Kong dedicating a huge area for botanical gardens. Here’s from Wikipedia:
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (Chinese: 嘉道理農場暨植物園), formerly known as Kadoorie Experimental and Extension Farm (嘉道理試驗及推廣農場), or shortly Kadoorie Farm (嘉道理農場) is a farm originally set up for aiding poor farmers in the New Territories in Hong Kong. It later shifted its focus to promote conservation and biodiversity in Hong Kong and South China. It is located at Pak Ngau Shek below Kwun Yum Shan in the central New Territories, the farm was built in a valley with streams, woodlands and terraces in 1956 by Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association. Now it is located in a nature reserve and maintain a rescue and rehabilitation program for native bird and other animals.
The Kadoorie brothers, Lord Lawrence Kadoorie and Sir Horace Kadoorie, planted the seeds for Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden when they found the Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association in 1951. The aim of association was to encourage the right mental outlook by helping people to help themselves through training, supply of agricultural inputs and interest-free loans. In 1956, the association established an experimental and extension farm at Pak Ngau Shek on the present site as a centre for demonstrating crop production and animal husbandry, improving livestock breeds and training local farmers and Hong Kong based Gurkha soldiers. Special breeds of pigs and chickens were developed which could cope with the local conditions. The result was revitalization, not only of the local economy, but also of the hopes and dreams of the people of the New Territories.
More on this later. In the meanwhile, a keep preview with some of the gorgeous flowers of the Kadoorie Farms.
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