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  1. Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare. Stall owners ... 'I'm healthy,' the 66-year-old said. She was on a tour with three other people, and was visiting the garden to learn more about the city's culture. A Mr Cheung, 80, said he visited ...

  2. Bird Garden closed in flu scare

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee Bird Garden in Mong Kok was yesterday closed for three weeks and more than 1,000 birds were slaughtered after traces of potentially deadly bird flu were found ... Sit said. 'We believe it is also necessary to close down the garden to undertake a thorough cleansing. It will not reopen until all samples we have taken are free of the virus.' ...

  3. Vertical gardens a shadow of former glory

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said. Roof gardens are also running into problems. On Sau Mau Ping Estate in Kwun Tong, vegetation on the roof of a garden shelter- which won a prize in last year's Green Building Awards- ... of a wall: 16 Inside temperature A vertical garden can reduce the temperature of the interior surface of the wall by 1.5 degrees Celsius to: 3.5 Green space The proportion of the land area of new ...

  4. From the Garden

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Stylist Kylie Knott 1 Green Grass lampshade by Le Klint (www.leklint.com) 2 Norwegian Forest Lamp (HK$5,999), available at Aluminium 3 Leaf Chair by Arper (HK$5,900), available at OVOHome 4 Silver-plated dragon napkin ring from Indigo Living (HK$59) 5 Jap ...

  5. Sky's the limit for roof gardens

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer When designing Hong Kong's first sky garden last year for an office tower in Kwun Tong, the design team had the sense to keep things relatively small and regarded ... with nature. The response from tenants, staff, shareholders and visitors was so positive that a second such garden has already been completed- at Metropolis Tower in Hung Hom. With more on the drawing ...

  6. Rooftop gardening has never been so practical

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The idea of tending a home vegetable or fruit garden in Hong Kong may seem ambitious, but some people are embracing it for practical, economical and environmental reasons. According ... indoors.' Expanding a patch of edible garden, however, needs more that just ledges or wide windows. 'One of the things you really need to consider is whether you have enough space to grow ...

  7. Chinese herb garden to get HK$3.1m redesign

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicola Li A herb garden in Sheung Wan will be redesigned in a HK$3.1 million project to provide a better environment for Chinese species to grow. Sanny Yeung Yuet-ming, a manager ... will put in perimeter fencing and a new pavilion. The Chinese Herb Garden, costing HK$1.3 million, opened in 2007 as part of an Urban Renewal Authority project and is now the responsibility ...

  8. Substation uses 15pc less power with roof garden, sun and wind

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the substation was characterised by its rooftop garden, whose plants helped to lower the interior temperature by 2 degrees Celsius- in turn saving 10 per cent of the energy used each year on air ... substations had been renovated to include more environmentally friendly features. For example, a rooftop garden was added to the Connaught Road zone station, which is next to the Harbour Building. ...

  9. Strolling in the Fragrant Garden

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Late Qing dynasty paintings of plants, insects, small animals and village scenes by Guangdong cousins Ju Chao (1811-1865) and Ju Lian (1828-1904), including Ju Lian's Flowers and Insects: Lindley Glorybower, Cicada (above). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sat until ...

  10. Garden State

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jennifer Cardenas

    ... As Hong Kong goes increasingly green, small but perfectly formed urban gardens are growing in popularity, finds Jennifer Cardenas. Early morning, when the sun isn't fully out and the air is still, is Arthur van Langenberg's favourite time for gardening. The surgeon and author of Urban Gardening: A Hong Kong Gardener's Journal adds: 'At this time, many ...




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