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HKBU promotes horticulture and greening at Hong Kong Flower Show

17 Mar 2017

SCM aims to enhance public understanding of commonly found medicinal plants in Hong Kong
SCM aims to enhance public understanding of commonly found medicinal plants in Hong Kong
市民駐足觀賞「文農學圃」的盆景藝術
市民駐足觀賞「文農學圃」的盆景藝術
The exhibition staged by CIE arouses public awareness of greening
The exhibition staged by CIE arouses public awareness of greening

The University is participating in the annual Hong Kong Flower Show with a display of medicinal plants, Taiwan Acacia as well as a total of 12 pots of miniature masterpieces of penjing art from the University’s Man Lung Garden. Through the variety of exquisite plants, visitors can enhance their appreciation of the beauty of flowers and their knowledge of Chinese medicine.

This year, students from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) are showcasing different species of medicinal plants which are commonly seen in public parks in Hong Kong. It is hoped that it will encourage members of the public to visit local parks more often and to pay more attention to medicinal plants of Hong Kong. In addition, the College of International Education (CIE) is also staging an exhibition with the theme of “The Rebirth of Taiwan Acacia: Declining Trees Given New Purposes”. Students majoring in Environmental Conservation Studies, Geography and Resources Management, and Tree Management together with sustainability ambassadors of CIE will be introducing the special features of Taiwan Acacia and its recycling value at the exhibition.

The exquisite penjing items on display include: Chinese Banyan, Cape Jasmine, Buddhist Pine, Fukien Tea, Surinam Cherry, Snow Rose, Chinese Elm, Orange Jasmine, Black Pin and Chinese Hackberry.

The Flower Show, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, is being held at Victoria Park until Sunday (19 March). For details, please click here.