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Exploring Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Edward Stokes
Saturday, 8 Nov 2003
Field Trip

Exploring Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
A Visit with Edward Stokes
Saturday, 8 November 2003
Meet at Queen's Pier Central at 1:00 p.m., Return to Queen's Pier 6:30 p.m. Following his numerous popular lectures and field trips with the Branch, we are delighted that Edward Stokes has agreed to lead a field trip to the beautiful Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden was established in 1951 to promote the improvement of farming methods, conservation education, environmental sustainability and the protection of biodiversity in the region. The Farm now hosts a unique collection of indigenous, as well as exotic, flora and fauna. In recent years, Kadoorie Farm has also pioneered research on holistic and organic farming, and has superb semiwild woodland habitats. Most visits to the Kadoorie Farm focus only on the farm itself. On this visit, Members and their guests will also be taken up into the hills above the farm, the site of one of the loveliest botanic gardens in Asia. This area is the subject of Edward Stokes's recently published book Garden in the Sky: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. Edward will lead Members on a tour of the Farm's delightful orchards, rare animal sanctuaries, waterfalls, scenic hills and other points of interest. Edward Stokes, photographer, writer, author and conservationist, was born in Australia and grew up in Hong Kong. Educated at Oxford, he is the author and photographer of Hong Kong's Wild Places and numerous other books. He established the Hong Kong Conservation Photography Foundation in 1997 to raise environmental and conservation awareness in Hong Kong. Edward has lectured widely, including at the Royal Geographical Society in London and in Hong Kong and has received numerous awards for his work. This trip is suitable for all Members and Members are most welcome to bring their families. The cost of this field trip is HK$100 for Members and $150 for Guests. To book for this trip, please advise us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by telephone 2583 9700 or by mail to RGSHK, GPO Box 6681, Hong Kong. You will receive confirmation of your booking with full details showing exactly where to meet.

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