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Where nature’s artistry and nurture are effortlessly balanced

There is something enchanting about a garden where nature and nurture are effortlessly balanced. Wandering the meandering paths of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is an unexpected and truly delightful adventure, and quite a relief from the rigid structure, tiles, concrete, and utilitarian design adopted in public parks and garden spaces.

By incorporating rather than changing the natural world, Kadoorie’s botanic garden and farm has successfully achieved a soothing and harmonious balance within the existing landscape – a steep terraced garden and a natural tumble of water down a hillside – all accompanied by birdsong.  

In the 1950s, as part of a humanitarian and philanthropic endeavour, the Kadoorie family decided to help migrants who arrived in Hong Kong after World War II. Since many were unskilled workers, the experimental farm’s original intention was to provide these new arrivals with agricultural training. 

Text Ingrid Piper / Photos Cammy Yiu