Here is concise information about some most prominent Hong Kong parks and gardens:
Hong Kong Park
Hong Kong Park is a fascinating swath of green amid the urban landscape. This Park has 2000 plus rare plant species, including desert and tropical forest varieties, and an aviary which houses around 800 lovely birds. The Park also has a children's playground and a viewing platform. The Park finds favour with Hong Kong people for wedding photographs, especially on weekends and auspicious days of the Chinese calendar.
This exquisite Park at the city centre of Hong Kong Island was opened in 1957 and was named after the statue of Queen Victoria. The Park provides several recreational facilities like swimming pools, jogging tracks and tennis courts. The Park is thronged by the people on occasions like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. Refurbishing work was carried out in the Park between 2000 to 2002.
Zoological & Botanical Gardens
Zoological and Botanical Gardens, located in Central District, are a favorite of Hong Kong residents. Morning is the best time to visit the Gardens. This time, Chinese residents indulge in Tai Chi, which is a disciplined physical routine of more than 200 individual movements, specially designed to exercise every muscle of the body. and bring a sense of peace and balance to its practitioners.
The flowers in the Gardens are almost always in bloom. The Gardens hold more than 1000 species of plants, most of which belong to tropical and subtropical regions. A small zoo within the Gardens houses 600 birds, 90 mammals, and 20 reptiles.