Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department




Flora Conservation

Hong Kong Herbarium

Q1: I want to visit the Hong Kong Herbarium. Should I make an appointment before visiting?
A1: Yes, appointment before visit is required. For details please visit the website
Q2: I am interested in obtaining some information about a particular plant. Can I go to the Hong Kong Herbarium and get that information?

Yes, you can come to the Hong Kong Herbarium. We required that you contact us in advance by mail or e-mail, stating the purpose and scientific name or class of the plant being studied. Please also advise us the number of people, name of the organization, and the date and time of your visit. Please note that all visitors are required to follow the rules for using the herbarium collection. For details, please visit the website

Q3: Who are the target audience of the Hong Kong Herbarium?

Herbarium caters for the plant workers who need to identify plant species. The subject, generally under the topic “Botanical Classification” or “Biodiversity”, is commonly mentioned in upper secondary school texts and university courses. For those primary school students who are interested in knowing more about Hong Kong plant life, we would suggest the Lions Nature Education Centre in Sai Kung (Enquiry telephone no.: 2792 2234). For details, please visit the website.

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Last Review Date : 12 October 2017