Short and easy bus ride to the gardens from our Hotel. Easy bus ride as I say… tough part is the steep climb up the hill to the Park entry. Located on the Northern slope of Victoria Peak. Founded in 1864, originally developed for plants.
Approaching the Western side of the park we hear strange howling sounds. It is actually from these monkeys swinging from tree to tree in their enclosed cages. There are buff- cheeked gibbons, an orangutan, a sloth, black and white lemur and others types of animals as well. An African spurred tortoise looked so sad as he was confined in a small space. We have seen many of these animals in the wild. Always makes me so upset to see animals caged up and crammed together. The happiest part was the cat standing on his own at the top of the steps.
Plants and Trees
Best part of this walk is the garden. Large collection of palm trees, bamboo, shrubs and a massive ancient herb garden. Over 1000 species of plants. Rare a gorgeous collection of Camellia.
Fountain and Memorial Arch
The Garden Fountain and pond is a perfect rest stop. Originally built in 1864 has remained a focal point of the Gardens. The Memorial Arch was Erected in 1928, in memory of the Chinese who lost their lives during World War 1. It was destroyed during the World War 11 and later rebuilt. It is guarded by Stone Lions.