The Forsgate Conservatory

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The Forsgate Conservatory
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About
The Forsgate Conservatory, which occupies an area of 1400 square meters, comprises of three sections, namely the Display Plant House, the Dry Plant House and the Humid Plant House. An adjustable environment control equipment has been installed in the Conservatory to simulate different climatic conditions for the display of plants from arid regions and tropical areas.
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The area
Neighborhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
How to get there
  • Admiralty • 4 min walk
  • Central • 8 min walk
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,965 contributions
Exploring Hong Kong Park…
Jun 2021
Although this is not a must-see on its own, it is one of the simple, free activities inside Hong Kong Park. The park is something of an oasis in the heart of the city, with a lovely man-made lake and waterfall, fish, turtles and a large walk-through aviary. If you are wandering through the park and have the time, then it is worth taking another fifteen minutes or so to stroll through these small greenhouse rooms.
The plants range from striking, spiky cacti to large, showy orchids and are displayed between 3 different eco-system rooms. ‘The Dry House’ is a desert-like room with artificial rocks and mini canyons where you’ll find the cacti and succulents. ‘The Humid Plant Room’ is a tropical, rainforest space with ferns, palms, bromeliads and the curious carnivorous plants and ‘The Display Plant House’ has mostly floral, colourful displays which change depending on the season.
When we were there recently in June, the Giant Water Lilies (Victoria Amazonica) were also in bloom. These beautiful, white flowers are the largest of the water lily family Nymphaeaceae. Beautiful as the flowers were, the giant water-platter like leaves were equally as lovely.
Overall, this is a nice little diversion for those with the spare time to stroll through the park. Descriptions are in both English and Chinese & entry is free.
Written October 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mayccm2018
Hong Kong, China243 contributions
Attractions
Mar 2021
The Forsgate Conservatory is composed of dry/humid plant houses and display plant house locates in Hong Kong Park. It is one of essential conservation places that is suitable for whole family in Hong Kong. It is free entry; environment is comfortable and the temperature is well control. We can appreciate different types of plants there.
Written March 23, 2021
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,627 contributions
Beautifully arranged multitude of flowers and plants.
Jan 2020 • Friends
The Conservatory is in Hong Kong Park. Please see my review for directions. There are a lot of stairs in and around the park and up to the Conservatory so not sure it will be wheelchair accessible. At the further part of the park is this building on multiple floors. It is free to enter and well worth the visit and makes a great compliment to a visit to the park. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas when we visited with plenty of pointsettias . There is a wonderful selection of flowers and plants and each has a description in English.
Written January 20, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,240 contributions
Decent free attraction in Hong Kong Park
May 2019 • Couples
The Forsgate Conservatory (free entry) is one of the good family-friendly attractions you'll find within Hong Park. Here visitors can spend time viewing flowers and plants in a three room conservatory found in the middle of the park. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm daily.

Here you will find a Display Plant House with nice orchids and other planted flowers on display. This is a nice place see beautiful flowers and to take pictures. You then walk upstairs and enter the Dry Plant House, which may be the most interesting of the three. Lots of cacti and plants from desert environs are available to be seen. Lastly, you enter the Humid Plant room where more tropical and rainforest environs are found.

The Conservatory is a neat place to spend 10-20 minutes. Its not a world-class conservatory but a place that can be enjoyable for families and those with small children looking for family-friendly sightseeing around Hong Kong.
Written May 22, 2019
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K C
Galway, Ireland745 contributions
Beautiful orchids and other plants
Jan 2019 • Couples
Lovely array of plants housed in a nice building. Free entry. Good photo ops. Perfect for a chill stroll while in the surrounding park area.
Written January 7, 2019
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Ringo L
Hong Kong, China1,700 contributions
Very beatiful flowers & plants
Mar 2018 • Family
Many diffetent kinds of tropical & rainforest plants.
Some were never seen before.
It's a Eye-opener.
Free of admission.
Written March 4, 2018
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sheepygold
london4,810 contributions
Some nice displays especially of cacti
May 2016
If you are visiting HK Park then there is no reason not to come here as it is a free attraction. The lower floor is set aside for some rather unusual displays of plants and flowers by individual exhibitors / horticultural societies. Upstairs is a more traditional conservatory with a very neat and tidy display of cacti.
Written May 16, 2016
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,061 contributions
A nice little (free) conservatory.
Oct 2014 • Couples
This little conservatory is located in the upper level of the Hong Kong park, and while it lacks a "Wow!" factor, it's worth to make the effort to visit it for a couple of minutes.
The conservatory consists of three different eco systems - a plant room with various flowers (the orchids are especially beautiful), a desert room with some nice spiky cactuses and a tropical rainforest area (with added humidity).
Entrance is free, so if you could spare 10-15 minutes and lower your expectations a bit - you can certainly enjoy it.
Written July 4, 2015
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,072 contributions
Nice little detour
Feb 2015 • Couples
Set in the heart of Hong Kong park with an elevated position overlooking much of the park is this small conservatory. It contained three separate display rooms capturing different eco systems. The first one was called the Display plant house which at the time had been setup for Chinese New Year and contained lots of lilies and orchids. It gave the room a beautiful scent. The second chamber was the dry room for plants adapted to desert and dry conditions. It was mostly cacti although we did come across a variety of melaleuca. From here we came to the humid room which was more of a wet rainforest environment complete with its own waterfall. There were numerous palms, lilies and ferns in here and it was quite beautiful. It is free entry and worth a short detour whilst in the park.
Written February 24, 2015
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Nik B
West Malling, UK154 contributions
Small but lovely. However lacks information
Oct 2014 • Couples
Located within HK park, the conservatory contains beautiful orchids, cacti and tropical plants in 3 separate displays. Sadly, apart from their names and regions, little information about the plants is available. I would have been keen to know more about a plant's origins, adaptations, history and any interesting stories attached to the plant. However still worth a quick walk through, and entry is free.
Written October 17, 2014
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